Nebraska Career Academy Programs

Nebraska Career Academies

Nebraska Career Academy Programs

In 2012, the Nebraska Unicameral passed legislation requiring the Nebraska Department of Education to establish quality standards and operational guidelines for career academy programs in Nebraska secondary schools. The intent is to ensure quality career academy programs across the state and to establish an evaluative process to measure effectiveness of career academies.

Nebraska Career Academy Program Checklist
Nebraska Career Academy Program Implementation Guide
Nebraska Career Education and Career Academies Powerpoint

Nebraska Career Academy – Sample Marketing Materials
Nebraska Career Academy – Sample Application
Nebraska Career Academy – Sample Policies

View a listing of Rule 47 approved Nebraska Career Academies — coming soon!

These regulations, often referred to as Rule 47, define a career academy program as:
A sequence of credit-bearing academic and career technical courses which reflect a Career Cluster selected in response to local, regional or state employment needs and demand for expertise.

In developing Rule 47, the Nebraska Department of Education researched best practices from across the nation. In addition, the requirements addressed in Rule 47 are based on the work of the National Career Academy Coalition and their National Standards of Practice.

To view Rule 47 in its entirety, please visit:
Nebraska Department of Education: Rule 47
Regulations for Career Academy Programs Established by School Districts

CTE Data and Research

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Data & Research website provides quick access to empirical information related to Career & Technical Education (CTE) in Nebraska, including resources on topics such as CTE student outcomes, data reporting and accountability, return on investment, and labor market information.  

Nebraska CTE Delivers! 

 
  • 71% of Nebraska’s students grades 7-12 participate in CTE annually! 
  • 99% of Nebraska’s CTE concentrators graduate high school!
  • Less than .01% of Nebraska’s CTE concentrators drop out of high school! 
  • 100% of Nebraska’s high schools offer CTE programs! 
  • On average, Nebraska students took 5.5 CTE classes before graduation! 
  • Over 22,000 students gained leadership skills participating in a CTSO!

View the latest Nebraska Career Education Outcomes & Insights infographic!  You can also download a printable version

Important Dates & Deadlines

Secondary Postsecondary
  • June 15th – CTE Accountability Data Due 
  • June 15 – 30th – Data Audit Window
  • June 30th – Data Finalized
  • October 15th – CTE Accountability Data Due
  • October 15 – 30th – Data Audit Window
  • November 1st  – Data Finalized 

2018 Conferences and Workshops

ON-LINE Registration – Meetings/Workshops

NCE Conference

Nebraska Career Connections Training

Nebraska Career Education Staff

Administration

Katie Graham
State Director
402-471-3104
katie.graham@nebraska.gov

Vacant
Deputy State Director

Teri Sloup
Perkins Grant Manager
402-471-4809
teri.sloup@nebraska.gov


Rachel Fitzler

Marketing & Communication Specialist
402-471-3177
rachel.fitzler@nebraska.gov


Therese Marzouk 

Career Education Specialist/Partnerships
402-471-2494
therese.marzouk@nebraska.gov

Career & Cross-Field Leaders

Gregg Christensen
Entrepreneurship Education; Work-Based Learning
402-471-4337
gregg.christensen@nebraska.gov
Entrepreneurship Education

Jacqui Garrison 
Communication & Information Systems
402-471-4865
jacqui.garrison@nebraska.gov
Business, Marketing & Management

Tony Glenn
Skilled & Technical Sciences
402-471-4819
tony.glenn@nebraska.gov
Skilled and Technical Sciences

Donna Hoffman
School Counseling Specialist
402-471-4811
donna.hoffman@nebraska.gov
School Counseling

Krystl Knabe
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Career Field Specialist
402-471-0015
krystl.knabe@nebraska.gov
www.neaged.org 

Sydney Kobza 
Business, Marketing, & Management
Career Field Specialist
402-471-4818
sydney.kobza@nebraska.gov
Business, Marketing and Management

Carol Packard
Health Sciences Career Field Specialist
Postsecondary CTE
402-471-4813
carol.packard@nebraska.gov
Health Sciences
Education & Training/Law & Public Safety 

Greg Stahr
Skilled & Technical Sciences
Career Field Specialist
402-471-0898
greg.stahr@nebraska.gov
Skilled and Technical Sciences


Amy Tomlinson
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Career Field Specialist
402-471-0015
amy.tomlinson@nebraska.gov
www.neaged.org

Kristin Vest 
Human Sciences and Education
Career Field Specialist
402-471-4814
kristin.vest@nebraska.gov
Human Sciences/Family and Consumer Sciences

Student Leadership Specialists


Sydney Kobza
State DECA Advisor
402.471.4818
sydney.kobza@nebraska.gov
www.nedeca.org 

Kelsey Kummer
State Educators Rising Advisor
402.471.4568
kelsey.kummer@nebraska.gov
www.educatorsrisingnebraska.org

Jacqui Garrison
State FBLA Advisor
jacqui.garrison@nebraska.gov
nebraskafbla.org


Kristin Vest
State FCCLA Advisor
402.471.4814
kristin.vest@nebraska.gov
www.nebraskafccla.org 


Amy Tomlinson
State FFA Advisor
402-471-2441
amy.tomlinson@nebraska.gov
www.neaged.org


Vacant
State HOSA Advisor

www.nebraskahosa.org

Greg Stahr
State SkillsUSA Advisor
402.471.0898
greg.stahr@nebraska.gov
www.skillsusanebraska.org

Perkins IV State Plan By Sections

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Perkins IV authorizes legislation through Fiscal Year 2012. Several themes are evident throughout the new Act—accountability for results and program improvement at all levels, increased coordination within the CTE system, stronger academic and technical integration, connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and links to business and industry.

The 2006 Perkins Act provides the direction and the funding to support continuous improvement in career and technical education but it is up to the community of educators around the country to ensure this continuous improvement happens and that CTE is seen as integral to secondary and postsecondary reform efforts underway in our communities.

5-Year Plan Toolkit

Perkins IV

5-Year Plan Toolkit

 

5-Year Plan Planning Document

Eligible and Ineligible Use of Funds

Perkins IV Target Areas

Accountability Data Samples

Sample High School Data

Sample Perkins Programs Facts (completed)

Sample Perkins Programs Facts (template)1

 

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Publications/Resources

Video: Nebraska Standards for Career Ready Practice

 

LINKS PUBLICATIONS
AQuESTT Career Education
Career Cluster Virtual Tours Career Clusters Model
Career Clusters Poster
NE Works Career Ready Practice Poster
Career Clusters Career Readiness Standards
Career Ready Practice Alignment
Career Ladder Posters CTE Logos for Downloading
Perkins Monitoring Manuals Personal Learning Plan (PLP)
Work-Based Learning Perkins Management Guide (pdf)
Activities and Strategies to Enhance Student Achievement
and to Address Perkins Performance Measures
Advisory Committee Brochure
Advisory Committee Handbook

 

It is the policy of the Nebraska Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, age or national origin in its educational programs, admission policies, employment, or other agency programs.

Perkins Grant Monitoring

The following documents have been prepared to assist the staff of the Nebraska Department of Education in monitoring approved projects of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

The monitoring process, which should occur twice within a five-year period, has the following purposes:

  1. Determine compliance with the assurances listed in the local application.
  2. Evaluate progress toward the goals identified in the local application.
  3. Verify that programs that have been approved as meeting program standards are in compliance.
  4. Review progress toward meeting core indicators.
  5. Provide technical assistance for meeting the goals identified in the local application.

For additional information about the monitoring process, please review the grant monitoring guide which represents your sub-recipient status.

Monitoring Manuals

Additional Resources

NDE Grant Monitor List (by sub-recipient):

Microsoft Word versions of Monitoring Manual:

Perkins IV Administration

Important Dates & Deadlines

March 1 Intent to Participate in Perkins due
May 1 Amendment submissions for 17-18 Perkins grant due
June 15 Perkins Basic Grant local application due to NDE
June 15 All Perkins Accountability Data due to NDE
July 1 Grant Award Notification (GAN) for 1/4 of annual allocation available (after local application approved by NDE)
October 1 Amended GAN for full annual allocation available
October 1 Final Claims and Final Report due to NDE

Quick Links & Resources

Perkins Report Cards

Perkins Report Cards provide an overview of each local education agency (LEA) and district’s student performance outcomes relative to Nebraska Career Education’s goals agreed upon annually with the United States Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education Office (OCTAE).

If an LEA fails to meet a performance goal, they are required to complete a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) for each performance indicator missed. For more information, please visit the Program Improvement webpage.

Secondary

State of Nebraska   12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Consortium or District Data Reporting Year
ESU 1 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 1 – Reservation Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 2 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 3 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 4 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
SENCAP-SCC 12-13 13-14 See ESU 6 See ESU 6 16-17
ESU 5-6 See SENCAP See SENCAP 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 7 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 8 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 9 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 10 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 11 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 13 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 15 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 16 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
ESU 17 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Alliance Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Beatrice Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 See SENCAP See SENCAP
Bellevue Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Blair Public Schools See ESU 3 See ESU 3 14-15 15-16 See ESU 3
Columbus Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Elkhorn Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Fremont Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Gering Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Grand Island Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Hastings Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Kearney Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Lexington Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Lincoln Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Millard Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Norfolk Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
North Platte Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Omaha Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Papillion-La Vista Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Ralston Public Schools  12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Scottsbluff Public Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
So Sioux City Community Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Westside Community Schools 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 

Postsecondary

State of Nebraska    12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Consortium or Institution Data Reporting Year
Central Community College 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Metropolitan Community College 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Mid-Plains Community College 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
MPCC and NCTA Consortium 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Northeast Community College 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Southeast Community College 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Western Nebraska Community College 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17