Whereas, The Board of Governors approved the Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy Report and Recommendations, including Recommendation 1.e., which states that the California Community College System should “Enhance capacity of counselors to provide [Career Technical Education] CTE-related program counseling through professional development and the sharing of best practices such as designating counselors as CTE specific or designating liaisons to CTE programs”;
Whereas, Career Technical Education (CTE) programs often have many nuances and pathways that require counselors to have additional knowledge and understanding of the pathways and the resulting certifications, industry credentials, and varied career options; and
Whereas, CTE programs are diverse and often serve under-served, at-risk, and career focused students;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provide an institute for counseling faculty focused on career technical education.
 Board of Governors Task Force On Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy Report and Recommendations,
The CTE Institute held in May 2017 included a track focused on the relationship between the career technical education and counseling faculty. The event was the largest in the ASCCC history of holding this event -- over 200 in attendance -- with more than 50 counseling faculty particpated.