2019–20 Curriculum Now Available in Verso

Our curriculum development teams’ hard work is done, and the 2019-2020 CTE course information is now posted in Verso. On the Centerís Verso page, enter the course code, course title, or keywords in the Search box, and the results will lead you to your course. Program area course lists may be found here.

Curriculum Development Team

Workplace Readiness Skills Updated for 2019–20

The Virginia Department of Education, with research assistance from the Weldon Cooper Center, has revised the Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth. Two new skills—initiative and self-direction, and information literacy—have been added, and telecommunications has been merged with information technology. The result is 22 skills among three domains: Personal Qualities and Abilities, Interpersonal Skills, and Professional Competencies. You will find these updated skills in all 2019–2020 course competency lists, and our WRS instructional resources have been revised to reflect the updates.

Workplace Readiness Skills posters can be requested through Verso, in print format or a downloadable PDF file.

Are You Ready for Career Success?

The Virginia Department of Education has transformed the popular R U Ready? magazine into a collection of videos. Career Success Stars features students in the 16 Career Clusters who completed CTE courses in Virginia high schools and have found successful careers in their fields.

2018 Workplace Readiness Skills Report Published

In 2017, the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education continued Virginiaís long history of data-driven evaluation of its workplace readiness skills framework by requesting that the Demographics Research Group at the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service conduct research to identify and update the skills that are of most value to the stateís many employers. Read the summary report.

Video Tips for Using Center Resources

The Center has debuted a new video series to provide tips for using Verso, our website, and other resources. Whether you are a veteran teacher or are new to the classroom, we think you’ll find these helpful.

Professional Development Videos Airing on VDOE Site

Webinar recordings on various topics of interest to Career and Technical Educators (e.g., OSHA requirements, game design curriculum, navigating the VDOE-CTE web pages) can be found on the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s Professional Development page.

CanDo Information Moved

CanDo, an open-source competency-based tracking system, can now be found on our Services page. Simply click on the link to the left or within the text and you will find everything you need to implement CanDo.