Home Economics Careers and Technology Vocational Education Incentive Program
(a) The department shall be responsible for the creation, as set forth in subdivision (b), of comprehensive, easy to access, user-friendly Internet Web site pages with information about opportunities and programs available in the state on career technical education in elementary and secondary schools.
(b) (1) By July 1, 2008, the department shall select, on a competitive basis, an elementary or secondary school career technical education program for pupils to develop the Internet Web site pages as part of a career technical education course of study related to technology and Internet Web site development. The program may be part of a school district or regional occupational center or program course of study.
(2) The department shall establish criteria and parameters for the content of the Internet Web site pages and shall provide guidance to the selected career technical education design process. The department periodically shall review the work of the design process to ensure that all the criteria and legal considerations are being met. By July 1, 2009, the selected program shall complete the Internet Web site pages development project.
(3) By January 1, 2010, the Internet Web site pages on career technical education required to be created pursuant to this section shall be incorporated into the department's Internet Web site as an integral part of the existing department Internet Web site.
(4) The department shall establish criteria for the posting of information and links on the Internet Web site and shall provide ongoing Internet Web site administration and maintenance in keeping with department policies. The department Internet Web site may provide links to local and state public agencies, school districts, regional occupational centers and programs, adult education programs, and related career technical education programs in order for pupils, parents, teachers, and the public to easily access information.
(c) The career technical education Internet Web site pages created pursuant to this section should provide pupils, parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, administrators, business and industry, and professional and trades representatives with information regarding all of the following:
(1) Career technical education programs, possible course offerings, and graduation requirements.
(2) High school career technical education skill certificates and related postsecondary education, skill certificates, and apprenticeship requirements and admissions information.
(3) Best practices in elementary and secondary school career technical education programs and examples of successful curriculum and programs, including career technical education programs in high schools and regional occupational centers and programs.
(4) State and federal workforce statistical data and how-to-use data tips for educators and advisory committees on career technical education.
(5) Access to information regarding business and industry programs that may offer pupils and teachers support and internships or summer work experience.
(6) Professional and trades organizations that may be available to offer pupils and teachers support and internships or summer work experience.
(7) Links to related resources.
(8) Career technical education model curriculum standards to assist local educational agencies in the development of sequences of courses, skills certificates, and assessment tools.
(9) Funding sources and ongoing state and federal program guidelines, regulations, and funding opportunities.
(d) The career technical education Internet Web site pages created pursuant to this section shall allow for redirection to school district and public career technical education program Internet Web sites for more specific information about the availability of elementary and secondary school programs for pupils and teachers and to community college and other postsecondary opportunities.
(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 179, Sec. 52.)