Career and Technical Programming
Northeast Iowa Community College High School Partnership coordinators provide assistance in developing and improving career and technical programs (CTE) in Region 1 high schools. To ensure schools meet requirements for state and federal Perkins funding, the coordinators work closely with the Iowa Department of Education and Keystone AEA.
Each fall and spring, NICC and Keystone AEA partner to offer professional development opportunities to Region 1 CTE teachers. Other career and technical events occur throughout the year; these are listed on the college events calendar.
In Iowa, high schools are required to offer three units (one semester of class equals .5 unit) in four of the six CTE areas:
- Health Occupations
- Industrial Technology
- Family and Consumer Sciences
Region 1 high schools are currently in the process of developing programs of study and technical skill assessments to achieve compliance with federal Perkins funding requirements. Schools are encouraged to contact their High School Partnerships coordinator prior to a Department of Education site visit regarding CTE requirements.