Career & Technical Education
California Colleges, Districts Land Grant To Beef up CTE
California's Central Region Agriculture Education Career Pathway Consortium has been awarded $15 million in grant funds from the California Career Pathways Trust to expand and improve career and technical education (CTE) programs in
36 high schools and three community colleges in the region.
The consortium will use the grant money to incorporate CEV Multimedia's iCEV curriculum into high school and college agricultural science programs.
iCEV is a cloud-based curriculum designed for 7-12 and higher education
CTE programs. According to information from the company, it "offers
practical, interactive learning with professional demonstrations to
prepare students for postsecondary education and high-skill,
high-demand careers." Teachers can use the platform's interactive
lessons and assessments to monitor and track student progress, and
students can use it to earn industry-backed certifications.
the implementation of this grant, Agriculture Pathway instructors will
be able to provide training to our students using new equipment while
utilizing a modern curriculum from iCEV to supplement classroom
instruction for a wide array of agriculture careers, preparing them for
the next steps in their future," said Mark Anglin, director for the
Central Region Agriculture Education Career Pathway Consortium, in a
Subjects covered in iCEV's Agricultural
Science curriculum include animal science, plant science, power
systems, judging, food science, natural resources, leadership and
communications, agribusiness and careers. Students can earn industry
certifications in food safety and science, plant science, fundamentals
of animal science, principles of floral design, meat evaluation,
principles of livestock selection and evaluation, professional
communications, career preparedness and business office technology.
South Coast and North Coast region have already used grant money from
the California Career Pathways Trust to implement the CEV Multimedia's
iCEV curriculum into their programs.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].