Career Pathways


Career & Technical Education Audit

On January 30, 2019 Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-31 (PDF) that charts a course for Florida to become number 1 in the nation for workforce education by 2030.

Executive Order 19-31 (PDF) directs Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to audit career and technical education (CTE) offerings in the state and develop a methodology to audit and review offerings annually. The audit should include:

  • An analysis of alignment with certificate or degree programs offered at the K-12 and postsecondary levels;
  • An analysis of alignment with professional level industry certifications;
  • An analysis of alignment with high-growth, high-demand and high wage employment opportunities; and
  • A review of student outcomes such as academic achievement, college readiness, postsecondary enrollment, credential attainment and attainment of industry certifications.

To accomplish the goals and vision of the Governor’s executive order, FDOE is working with CareerSource Florida, the Department of Economic Opportunity, the Board of Governors, the Florida College System, school districts and business and industry leaders to ensure CTE offerings are aligned with market demands.

Audit Results

On January 24, 2020, the department will host a webinar to release the findings from phase 1 of the CTE audit. In this phase, the department conducted an analysis of CTE secondary and postsecondary program quality, using statewide data, based on program quality indicators. The unit of analysis is statewide programs, where each program is counted once, regardless of how many institutions offer the program. As a result of this review, each program will either be: 1) moving forward to a local review for further analysis, which will be done at an institutional level, or 2) determined to have met statewide benchmarks, which requires no further action at the institutional level.

Career and Technical Education Audit - Statewide Results
Friday, January 24, 2020
1:00pm-2:00pm EDT
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/601792804921687564
Webinar ID: 803-534-867

Following the statewide announcement, each institution can expect to receive notification of its findings no later than February 3, 2020, under separate cover. Upon receipt of notification, institutions will have a month to compile data and information for each program moving forward to local review. Again, no action will be required for programs that do not proceed to local review. Technical details and corresponding guidance and assistance will be available beginning February 3, 2020. Please continue to visit this website for updated information.

Correspondence

Interim Report

Interim Report on Florida’s Career and Technical Education Audit – July 11, 2019 (PDF)

Contact

Email us at CTEaudit@fldoe.org if you have questions.

Presentations & Meetings

  • House Education Committee Meeting – February 5, 2019
  • Presentation by Chancellor Rod Duckworth to Statewide District Secondary CTE Directors – February 20, 2019
  • Presentation by Chancellor Rod Duckworth to Statewide District Postsecondary CTE Directors – February 20, 2019
  • Presentation by Chancellor Hebda to Council on Instructional Affairs/Council on Student Affairs – February 21, 2019
  • State Board of Education Meeting - March 19, 2019 (2:00:33- 2:11:57)
  • Presentation by Tara Goodman to WEDDAC – April 23, 2019
  • Presentation by Dr. Carrie Henderson to MISATFOR – April 24, 2019
  • Update by Rod Duckworth to the Statewide Secondary CTE Directors – May 6, 2019
  • Meeting of Advisory Committee for Florida’s Career and Technical Education Audit – May 28, 2019
  • Presentation by Tara Goodman at the Northwest Florida Career Pathways meeting – June 5, 2019
  • Update by Chancellor Hall to Florida College System Council of Presidents – June 7, 2019
  • Presentation by Dr. Carrie Henderson to Council on Instructional Affairs/Council on Student Affairs – June 13, 2019
  • Presentation by Chancellor Hall at Perkins V State Plan Implementation Summit – June 18, 2019
  • Webinar with Advisory Committee for Florida’s Career and Technical Education Audit – June 10, 2019
  • Webinar with CTE Audit Expert Groups – June 20, 2019
  • Webinar with CTE Audit Business/Industry Expert Group – July 3, 2019
  • Webinar with CTE Audit Postsecondary Expert Group – July 5, 2019
  • Webinar with CTE Audit Secondary Expert Group – July 8, 2019
  • Presentation by Chancellor Hall at the Florida Association of Career and Technical Education Summer Conference – July 17, 2019
  • Webinar with CTE Audit Expert Groups – July 26, 2019
  • Webinar with CTE Audit Expert Groups – August 6, 2019
  • Webinar with CTE Audit Expert Groups – August 7, 2019
  • Webinar with CTE Audit Expert Groups – August 7, 2019
  • Webinar with CTE Audit Advisory Committee – September 16, 2019
  • Presentation by Dr. Carrie Henderson to Council on Instructional Affairs/Council on Student Affairs/Council for Workforce Education – October 10, 2019
  • Presentation by Tara Goodman at District WEDDAC Meeting – October 23, 2019
  • Webinar with CTE Audit Advisory Committee – October 31, 2019
  • Webinar with CTE Audit Advisory Committee – November 22, 2019
  • Presentation by Chancellor Henry Mack and Tara Goodman at Secondary CTE Director’s Meeting – December 5, 2019
  • Presentation by Chancellor Henry Mack, Tara Goodman and Kathleen Taylor at the Secondary CTE Director’s meeting – December 11, 2019