Under the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) Technical Assistance and Professional Development project, FHI 360 experts conducted a research project and led the center’s technical assistance (TA) plan. In the Postsecondary CTE (Career and Technical Education) Programs of Study: A Longitudinal Analysis, FHI 360 identified the components and processes of successful programs of study (POS) to provide a science-based justification for POS as well as models and guidelines for successful POS implementation.
NRCCTE uses TA to help identify certain program delivery/assessment challenges and to translate research findings into improvements of CTE systems and programs across the country. The center’s TA plan was designed to respond to the accountability and program needs of states related to improving CTE for secondary and postsecondary students. FHI 360 experts ran the center’s TA Academies, which covered topics such as preparing underrepresented students for success in nontraditional occupations, supporting development of “green-focused” programs of study and analyzing work-based learning programs.