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Manufacturing and Product Development Summary

Program summary that describes the Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector.

Purpose

The Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector project is designed to develop curriculum, standards, assessment strategies, learning opportunities, and partnerships for teachers, students, guidance personnel, curriculum planners, and education and labor partners.  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 Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector. 

Program/Services

Services provided by the Career Technical Education Leadership and Instructional Support (CTELIS) Office staff are:

  • Technical assistance and monitoring of the work of industry sector grant recipients to insure compliance to federal laws and regulations. 
  • Creation of instructional resources such as Career Path Guides, Model Curriculum Standards, and Integrated Performance Activities.
  • The establishment of statewide Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector work groups and advisory committees.
  • Review regional and statewide data collected from the Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector project leads.
  • Promotion of the integration of academic disciplines and industry-based standards into new and existing Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector curriculum.
  • Technical assistance and support for Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector project leads for project operation, funding, and leadership direction.
  • Promotion of the development of Sector Web sites and related links.
  • Promotion of the development and implementation of Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector staff development activities through resources in the form of grants for teacher professional development programs and services.
  • Promotion of the inclusion and expansion of Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector activities in SkillsUSA California.

Outcomes

Results include:

  • Resources, strategies, activities and standards to assure that students are offered challenging, relevant academic and career-related experiences and are provided an awareness of the many career opportunities available within the sector. 
  • Curriculum development, learning opportunities and partnerships that will increase career guidance and educational relevance leading to improved student involvement and achievement and preparation for continued education and careers in the sector.
  • Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector working groups and advisory committees.
  • Integrated curriculum including industry-based standards and certification.
  • Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector Web sites and related links.

Funding

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

Students Served

Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector curriculum spans grades seven through adult, including high schools, adult schools, and Regional Occupational Centers and Programs.

Contact Information

The Manufacturing and Product Development Industry Sector is administered by:

R. Mary Gallet, Ph.D., 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: R. M. Gallet, Ph.D. | rgallet@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7754 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, August 25, 2016
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