Herndon, Virginia, February 28, 2017 — To help California districts serve students interested in career and technical education (CTE) opportunities, Fuel Educationâ (FuelEdâ) is launching Career Readiness Pathways™ for California. FuelEd hand-selected courses to create 15+ pathways that align well to the California Department of Education (CDE) CTE model standards. The comprehensive online and blended learning program also features more than 100 CTE courses beyond the pathways courses, as well as other supporting services, to help students succeed in their career or college of choice. FuelEd’s program is designed to help support all 10 of the requirements for the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant program (CTEIG) set by the CDE, thus enabling districts to use various state funding to implement the program.
Career Readiness Pathways for California offers rigorous online courses and optional instruction for pathways in agriculture, technology, healthcare, hospitality, and more. The program’s flexible implementation options help meet each district’s individual needs, whether they are seeking to implement a CTE program that allows students to explore careers, trying to motivate and engage students at-risk of dropping out, or simply wanting to expand elective options for all their students. In addition to pathways courses, FuelEd offers more than 100 CTE courses, giving students the opportunity to prepare for a wide variety of industry certifications.
“The CDE created the CTE model standards to help ensure every student who graduates from a California high school is prepared to enter college and pursue a career,” said Gregg Levin, General Manager at FuelEd. “By aligning our Career Readiness Pathways program to these standards, FuelEd is making it more cost effective and efficient for California districts to provide meaningful CTE programming to their students.”
Career Readiness Pathways for California also offers supporting services:
- FuelEd’s California-certified CTE teachers are available as an optional, cost-effective way to staff all or part of a district’s CTE program.
- Districts can take advantage of the program’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) exam preparation to help students prepare for the three ACT WorkKeys® assessments.
- Students can use the Career Exploration component to match their skills and interests to related careers, prepare resumes, and research job fields and colleges—all of which is available in English and Spanish.
- Districts and schools have the ability to create their own Career and Technical Student Organizations through FuelEd’s partnership with SkillsUSA® thus helping students develop the critical, non-academic skills needed to thrive in the workplace.
Whether establishing a new CTE program or enhancing an existing one, FuelEd’s Career Readiness Pathways for California provides districts with the features and flexibility to address California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) requirements, seek funding under the Perkins Act, and offer A–G-approved courses. For the 2017–2018 A–G approval window, 65 FuelEd Online Courses were approved bringing FuelEd’s total number of A-G approved courses to 170. Of those 170 courses, 36 are CTE courses included in the pathways program.
To learn more about Career Readiness Pathways for California, visit fueleducation.com/californiacte.
About Fuel Education
Fuel Educationâ partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. Its open, easy-to-use Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK™, enables teachers to customize courses using their own content, FuelEd courses and titles, third-party content, and open educational resources. Fuel Education serves more than 2,000 school districts, offering one of the industry’s largest catalogs of K–12 digital curriculum, certified instruction, professional development, and educational services. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.