The Office of Career & Technical Education provides technical assistance to school districts using a regional outreach model. Through this model, regional career development specialists serve as a resource for all local CTE-related efforts.
Regional career development specialists work primarily with the members of the district CTE team (CTE teachers, counselors, administrators), offering a variety of supports. Some of these supports include, but are not limited to:
- Locating professional development opportunities based on teacher interests
- Developing an active advisory committee and encouraging business involvement in the school district
- Providing feedback on grant applications and budget request justifications
- Sharing presentations about the benefits of CTE to local school boards or community groups