Over 40 percent of Oklahoma Public school students participate in a Career Technology Program. As Oklahoma Department of Career Technology educators we know you are Committed to supporting students and families in their career development process.
Below are a few ways Career Tech Centers can support thier local school districts in ICAP implementation:
The OK Career Guide is a free online tool used to provide students free career interest assessments, information about career expectations, growing trends in occupations, and information on programs of study available in Oklahoma. This interactive tool can be used in the classroom during career lessons and also while at home with parents.
Here are a few helpful career curriculum lessons to share with your partner school districts: High School Career Curriculum
Middle School Career Curriculum
Elementary School Career Curriculum
Financial Aid Resources
Did you know that students can use Oklahoma’s Promise and FAFSA to pay for career technology programs after high school? Check out a few resources below:
- Oklahoma’s Promise – Oklahoma’s Promise offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition.
- FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the application students fill out in order to determine their financial aid eligibility.
- Check out additional FAFSA resources for Career Technology Students!
For additional resources visit www.okcareertech.org
Senior Conferences give Oklahoma high schools the opportunity to provide their seniors a taste of adulthood with a full day devoted to the next steps after graduation. Many high schools have partnered with Career Technology Centers in this initiative by ending the day with a program of study exploration fair.
Signing Day Celebrations can be a great way to support a students commitment to starting their career and a perfect addition to a students ICAP process!
By 2025, 77 percent of Oklahoma jobs will require more than a high school diploma. Oklahoma is proud to offer several ways your students can begin preparing for high demand jobs as early as high school. To view opportunities in your area take a look at the resources!
The Oklahoma Department of Career Technology website offers a wealth of free resources for students planning to pursue certification during or after high school. On this site you will find free career interest assessments, information about career expectations, growing trends in occupations, and information on programs of study available in Oklahoma. This interactive map can be used to find your local career technology programs separated by career clusters. View an interactive map of all Career Technology Education programs.