What are the Common Career Technical Core standards and do we need to align our curricula to them?
The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) is a set of high quality standards for Career and Technical Education for each of the 16 career clusters which establish benchmarks for what students should know and be able to do after completing a program of study. The standards were established through a state-led initiative and were informed by teachers, experts, business and industry as well as administrators and researchers. These standards also include a set of Career Ready Practices that address knowledge, skills, and dispositions important to all programs. While New York is not a curriculum state where curricula is mandated for specific subject areas the CCTC represent an example of how the CDOS standards may be met by students across CTE career clusters and pathways.