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Engineering Industry Sector Program Summary

Program summary about the Engineering Industry Sector and the roles of the California Department of Education.


The Engineering and Design Sector Standards and Frameworks Project is designed to develop curriculum standards, assessment strategies, learning opportunities, course sequences and partnerships for teachers, students, guidance personnel, curriculum planners, and education and labor representatives.  The project provides the tools, resources, strategies, activities and standards to assure that students are offered challenging, relevant academic and career-related experiences that provide awareness of the many career opportunities available within the Engineering Industry Sector.


Services provided by the Career and Workforce Innovations (CWI) Unit staff are:


Results include:


CDE CWI Unit staff time to administer, monitor, advise and consult on industry sector activity is provided through the federal Carl D. Perkins grant.

Students Served

The Engineering Industry Sector curriculum spans grades seven through adult. Components of the curriculum are present in middle schools’ Exploring Technology Education programs, and at the high school and adult levels, curriculum is present in a variety of Engineering-based offerings including Principles of Technology and other Engineering-related programs in high schools, adult schools and Regional Occupational Centers and Programs.

Contact Information

The Engineering Industry Sector Standards Program is administered by:

Michelle Oliveira, Education Programs Consultant

Career Technical Education Leadership and Instructional Support Office
Career and College Transition Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4202
Sacramento, CA 95814

Questions: Michelle Oliveira | | 916-319-0675 
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