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.