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CTE Distance Learning Resources

Information and resources to assist educators providing Career Technical Education (CTE) support to students and families through distance learning.

For information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) refer to the California Department of Education (CDE) COVID-19 Web Page.

The resource links on this page have been identified by content specialists from the CDE's Career and College Transition Division (CCTD) and the San Diego County Office of Education’s (SDCOE) Department of College and Career Readiness. Many of the resources listed are low-tech and accessible with a Chromebook or mobile device, or have offline options. Additional resources and opportunities will be added as they become available.

Email join-cctd-updates@mlist.cde.ca.gov to receive the weekly career technical education (CTE) distance learning publication which includes information on upcoming events, webinars, and resources, including a lesson for each industry sector.

Note: Some resources will require users to create an account using an email address and are only free for a limited time. The CCTD and SDCOE do not endorse any vendor, product or service listed on this page.

Curriculum, Media, and Online Courses for CTE

Find pre-existing lesson plans, courses and other curriculum materials to draw from as you build out the CTE distance learning plan that is right for your students.

Online Career Exploration and Work Based Learning Resources

Give students authentic opportunities to connect with industry and explore their future while learning from a distance.

  • California Career Resource Network (CalCRN) External link opens in new window or tab. Career development information and resources to support development of the critical career self-management skills necessary for success in today's world of work.
  • Nepris External link opens in new window or tab. Live virtual industry chats and video library free through May 31.
  • Skills to Succeed (S2S) Academy External link opens in new window or tab. Engaging multimedia interface that delivers high-quality career planning, job exploration and a unique ‘flight simulator for job seekers’.

Offline Career Exploration Resources

Adult Education Resources

Find distance learning support for the unique challenges and opportunities in adult education.

Professional Learning Resources

Build your capacity to support distance learning through the following courses, webinars and resources.

Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) COVID-19 Resources

Students can still develop leadership from home with resources and guidance from the following CTSOs.

Community College Sector Specific Resources

See the sector specific page for instructor resources aligned to industry.

For information on graduation requirements refer to the FAQs on Graduation Requirements.

Questions:   Allison Frenzel | afrenzel@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-5364
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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