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The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC)

What is the CCTC initiative?

The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) initiative is an effort led by the states to ensure rigorous, high-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs through a set of common CTE standards that will better support students in preparing for high skill, high wage, or high demand careers in the competitive global  labor market of the 21st century.

These common standards built from industry-validated Career Cluster™ Knowledge and Skills statements include:

  • Standards for Career Ready Practice;
  • Career Cluster™ Anchor Standards, applicable to each of the 16 Career Clusters™; and
  • Career Pathway Anchor Standards, linked to specific Career Pathways and industry benchmarked when possible.

Who is leading the CCTC initiative?

The initiative is coordinated by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc), which represents the state and territory heads of secondary, postsecondary and adult CTE across the nation.

To below link provides details of Career and Technical Education (CTE) common benchmarks shared by states.