Administrators and national leaders such as state CTE directors, superintendants, principals, etc. engage in the following functions:
- Interpret the results and regulations of federal legislation and create plans for career and technical education programs
- Prepare budgets and manage federal and state funds
- Provide leadership for CTE programs and support teachers
- Manage basic career and technical programs (marketing, health occupations, etc.)
- Develop and manage special initiatives such as Career Guidance, Tech Prep, etc.
- Develop and disseminate curriculum materials
- Oversee CTE student organizations
- Provide directories of CTE personnel
- Sponsor state staff development activities
- Assist colleges, universities, and local schools with teacher training
- Evaluate local CTE programs
- Recruit and retain CTE teachers
- Improve the image of CTE among students, parents, community leaders
- Establish partnerships with business and industry as well as secondary and postsecondary institutions
Reference: Scott, J. L., & Sarkees-Wircenski, M. (2004). Overview of Career and Technical Education (3rd ed.). Homewood, IL: American Technical.