Since 2012, the NDE’s reVISION process has been instrumental in improving and strengthening CTE in Nebraska! This process provides Nebraska schools with the opportunity to analyze and transform their current CTE systems in order to improve their ability to educate a qualified workforce that meets industry needs within an ever-changing economy. Every district and community college in the state now has the opportunity to complete this process or update what they have already done with the passage of The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). Given the success and reach of reVISION over the years, this process has been updated and expanded to meet new required elements of the Act.
reVISION for the Future
As Nebraska CTE transition from Perkins IV to Perkins V, reVISION will be used as the foundation for local CTE implementation – it will drive the local application development (for stand-alone districts, consortia, and community colleges) and future spending decisions. It is a chance for all schools and colleges to take an in-depth look at their entire local and regional CTE system and identify areas where targeted improvements can lead to increased opportunities for student success. reVISION, if implemented thoughtfully, will also be a powerful opportunity for local educators to engage stakeholders in a common understanding and vision for the future of CTE in their community.
Watch the short introductory video below for an explanation of the changes to the reVISION process, including timelines, how to get started, and what supports are available to help!
Each district and community college in Nebraska desiring to operate as an approved CTE program and receive Perkins funds is required to actively participate in the reVISION process.