Career and Technical Education [Education] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 20 USCS § 2302 (5) [Title 20. Education; Chapter 44. Career and Technical Education], the term career and technical education means “organized educational activities that--

(A) offer a sequence of courses that--

(i) provides individuals with coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions;

(ii) provides technical skill proficiency, an industry- recognized credential, a certificate, or an associate degree; and

(iii) may include prerequisite courses (other than a remedial course) that meet the requirements of this subparagraph; and

(B) include competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation- specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of an industry, including entrepreneurship, of an individual.”