The Vocational Technical Education Frameworks are organized under Career Clusters. Each Framework consists of six strands as follows:
Strand 1: Safety and Health Knowledge and Skills
Strand 2: Technical Knowledge and Skills
Strand 3: Embedded Academic Knowledge and Skills
Strand 4: Employability and Career Readiness Knowledge and Skills
Strand 5: Management and Entrepreneurship Knowledge and Skills
Strand 6: Technological Knowledge and Skills
All Strands for all 44 CVTE programs have been revised and updated.
Strand Three is now a crosswalk between the VTE Technical standards and the Academic Curriculum Frameworks that is located in the Appendix of each VTE Framework.
Name Changes: Career Readiness has been added to the Strand Four title. Office Technology is now Business Technology. Facilities Management is now Building and Property Maintenance (no CIP code changes).
New Cluster: Legal and Protective Services Cluster with one program, Criminal Justice.
Organization and Key Changes: An outline of changes and a description of the reorganization of the VTE Frameworks can be found in each framework (see table of contents).