Big Ideas for Building Local College and Career Initiatives, the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Best Practices Guide for Educators and Local Partners, collects some of the best of what Texas educators are doing to implement the College and Career Initiative of TEA’s
CTE Unit. The initiative is designed to help Texas schools prepare students for secondary and postsecondary opportunities, career preparation and advancement, meaningful work, and active citizenship. The guide provides real-world examples of local initiatives featuring perspectives from students, counselors, and community partners. Best practices are organized around the eight steps featured in the CTE Implementation Guide, How to Ensure Student Success by Creating a Strong College and Career Education Program.