The CTE Resource Center supports career and technical and occupational-technical preparation programs by providing resources for curriculum development and program design and implementation in response to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

Our Background

To accomplish this mission, the CTE Resource Center supplies products and services at no charge to public secondary career and technical programs throughout the state. Established in 1982 to assist in the design and implementation of competency-based career and technical programs, the Center is funded through the Carl D. Perkins Act and administered for the Virginia Department of Education by Henrico County Public Schools.

Educators may request products and services online through our Web site, via e-mail, in person, or by mail, telephone, or fax.

Our Statewide Program of Work

Each year, the CTE Resource Center assists the Virginia Department of Education in developing curriculum-related publications that address specific courses or programs, encourage collaboration between career/technical and academic disciplines, foster collaboration between career and technical education at the secondary and post-secondary levels, correlate with national standards and industry certification requirements, and enhance comprehensive school-improvement efforts. Staff members perform research, facilitate curriculum development teams and technical panels to incorporate business/industry input, write, edit, organize, design, produce, and distribute the following materials:

  • Validated task lists
  • Curriculum frameworks
  • Instructional aids
  • Program marketing/recruitment aids
  • Administrative guides

Teachers and administrators use these products as well as other Center resources to develop or improve local programs.