Published on September 5, 2007
New York StateTECH PREP: New York State TECH PREP … The High School-to-College Connection The Purpose of Tech Prep…..: The Purpose of Tech Prep….. Bridge …. Secondary +Post-Secondary +Business… through a seamless system. Development of a well-prepared, skilled workforce. A Tech Prep Program …..: A Tech Prep Program ….. Consists of at least a '2+2' Program, combining a minimum of 2 years of high school (secondary school) with 2 years of college (post-secondary). Provides a 'seamless', non-duplicative and sequential course of study under an articulation agreement between consortium participants. A New York State Tech Prep Student….: A New York State Tech Prep Student…. …. is one who has signed a Tech Prep Enrollment Form and meets the following criteria: Receives academic content through applied learning, Completes a sequence of two or more standards-based career oriented courses that provide technical skills, Is enabled to be employed in skilled entry level jobs and complete the post-secondary portion of a secondary/post-secondary program, If a post-secondary student, has completed the secondary portion in an articulated, State registered post-secondary Tech Prep Program, Is a completer of a two-year associate degree program, a two-year certificate program, or a two-year apprenticeship that follows secondary Tech Prep instruction. Tech Prep : Tech Prep Integrates - academic, - career and technical instruction, - work-based and worksite learning Builds student competence - in mathematics, science, reading, writing, communications, economics,and - in workplace skills through applied, contextual academics, and integrated instruction, in a coherent sequence of courses; Tech Prep : Tech Prep Provides technical preparation in a career field such as: - engineering technology, - applied science, - mechanical, industrial, or practical art or trade, - agriculture, health occupations, business, or applied economics. Leads to: - an associate or baccalaureate degree, or - a post-secondary certificate in a specific career field, - placement in appropriate employment or further education. The of Tech Prep: The of Tech Prep Articulation Agreements '2 + 2' Program with Common Core of math, science, reading, writing, communication Program development to include high academic standards and work-based learning Professional development opportunities for teachers Counselor training programs Equal access to individuals of special populations Preparatory services that assist participants in Tech Prep programs '7 Shalls' Tech Prep enhances the NYS Standards…..: Tech Prep enhances the NYS Standards….. Tech Prep is part of the solution, not part of the problem. Aligned, applied curriculum will better prepare students for Regents requirements and the world of work. New York State Tech Prep : New York State Tech Prep For further information, contact: Bernie McInerney, NYSED, Secondary at (518) 474-4157 -or- Ann Marie Haase, NYSED, Post-Secondary at (518) 474-5705 www.emsc.nysed.gov/workforce/techprep/tech.html Slide10: What Can You Do?Educators can:: What Can You Do? Educators can: Take every opportunity to inform others about Tech Prep opportunities. Learn more about today’s workforce. Provide students with information about the many ways to win. Help students make earlier connections to technical education and employment. What Can You Do?Parents can:: What Can You Do? Parents can: Learn more about the 21st Century workplace. Help your son/daughter make informed choices about his/her future. Take an active role in helping your son/daughter plan future steps. Dispel myths. What Can You Do?Business Partners can:: What Can You Do? Business Partners can: Publicize Tech Prep through formal and informal means. Host educators, students, andamp; parents at your worksite. Serve actively on Advisory Committees. Provide educators with real world examples. Share expertise.