State Approval Policies and Procedures for Postsecondary CTE

State Approval Policies and Procedures for Postsecondary CTE

May 2009

A Podcast with Rodney Merkley

Rodney Merkley of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, primary author of "State Approval Policies and Procedures for Postsecondary Career and Technical Education," speaks in this podcast about an NRCCTE study that examined final program approval for new postsecondary CTE programs and program review policies and procedures for existing programs based on publicly available Web sites and on follow-up interviews with representatives in the final state approving agency. The study also sought to inventory the various state-level policies and procedures and examine how occupational standards were being incorporated into approval processes. In addition, the study examined the methods by which the states ensured that programs were aligned with labor market needs and how articulation efforts were being incorporated into the final state program approval policy and procedure.