The Center for Education Policy and Law (CEPAL) at the University of San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce brought together chambers of commerce and school districts across California to expand and improve the participation of local chambers of commerce in school career and technical education (CTE) programs to provide students with greater opportunities to succeed. The goals of the project are to:
- Expand and improve the participation of local chambers of commerce in career and technical education programs in schools.
- Improve the capacity of local chambers of commerce so that they can more proactively serve as a resource for their members as they pursue business-school partnerships.
- Improve the capacity of local chambers of commerce so that they can take a greater role in shaping policies related to career-technical education at the local and state level.
To assist chambers of commerce and schools in their understanding of CTE programs and the opportunities to expand and improve school-business partnerships to improve the outcomes of the state’s students, this project includes:
- A compilation of publicly-available information on CTE programs operating across the state and funding available for CTE programs.
- Insights from CTE leaders about best practices and exemplary programs from across the state.
- Economic and workforce needs projections for different regions of the state.Image source: California State Plan for Career-Technical Education
Project co-sponsored by: Center for Education Policy and Law (CEPAL) at the University of San Diego and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
CEPAL at the University of San Diego and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce wish to thank The James Irvine Foundation for their generous support of this project.