MAINTAINING STRATEGIC RELEVANCE
Career and Technical Education Program Discontinuance in Community and Technical Colleges
The community and technical college mission requires offering relevant Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Board policies are plentiful for creating new programs in alignment with workforce needs. However, few districts have robust policies in place to appropriately, strategically, and effectively discontinue or replace CTE programs. Based upon interviews and a statewide policy analysis, this book identifies successful CTE program discontinuance strategies including the impact of institutional culture. Eleven practical recommendations and best practices are outlined to appropriately discontinue CTE programs while making optimal use of limited fiscal and human resources. This book provides readers with information on career and technical education, appropriate strategies to manage the constant churning of CTE programs, college governance, and academic discontinuance policies.