NDCCTENational Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education
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According to NDCCTE, "The strengths of the program include: a course of study that reflects manufacturing skills standards, state-of-the-art equipment, articulation agreements with postsecondary institutions, and extensive partnerships with business and industry--assuring that industry needs are met and that the program contributes to the community's ability to attract new business.
In bestowing the exemplary or promising designation on a program, NDCCTE looks at articulation agreements the school has with postsecondary institutions, and RCCTC met this requirement because of its articulation agreements with Mountain Empire Community College and Southwest Virginia Community College.
One of tile real strengths, as pointed out in an NDCCTE news release, includes accreditation by NAEYC and a high graduation rate for special needs students.
Since 2000, NDCCTE has identified 22 exemplary and 45 promising secondary and postsecondary programs, and the organization notes that, "by recognizing and sharing CTE programs' successes in raising student academic achievement and assisting students as they transition to college and high-skills, high-wage employment, the NDCCTE strives to enhance the quality of CTE programs nationally.
The institute, sponsored by the NDCCTE, inspired participants to explore new visions of CTE teacher pre-service and in-service educational programs.