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§ 21-210. CTE Skills Standards Advisory Committee

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: March 14, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division IV. Other Education Provisions [Titles 21-End] (Refs & Annos)
Title 21. Career and Technology Education Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Career and Technical Education (Refs & Annos)
Effective: March 14, 2021
MD Code, Education, § 21-210
§ 21-210. CTE Skills Standards Advisory Committee
“Advisory Committee” defined
(a) In this section, “Advisory Committee” means the CTE Skills Standards Advisory Committee.
(b) The CTE Committee shall create a CTE Skills Standards Advisory Committee.
Purpose; post-CCR CTE pathway
(c)(1) The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to make recommendations and provide advice to the CTE Committee on setting the occupational standards necessary for a strong CTE system.
(2) The recommendations made by the Advisory Committee shall form the basis for the post-CCR CTE pathway required under § 7-205.1 of this article.
(d)(1) The Advisory Committee shall be composed of members appointed by the chair of the CTE Committee that include employers, unions, apprenticeship sponsors, and other experts on occupational skills, including agricultural skills.
(2) To the extent practicable, the Advisory Committee shall be composed of members of the Governor's Workforce Development Board who do not serve on the CTE Committee.
(e) A member of the Advisory Committee:
(1) May not receive compensation as a member of the Advisory Committee; and
(2) Is not entitled to reimbursement for expenses under the Standard State Travel Regulations for duties performed under this section.
(f)(1) The Advisory Committee shall make recommendations to the CTE Committee concerning:
(i) A comprehensive array of career advancement guidelines, including standards for each occupation in a profession and concrete steps and accomplishments needed to progress to a greater skilled occupation in a given field;
(ii) Credentials to be issued at each stage of advancement and criteria necessary to be awarded a particular credential; and
(iii) Necessary adjustments to ensure that the State's CTE system remains globally competitive and administered according to best global practices.
(2) In making recommendations under this subsection, the Advisory Committee shall strive to create a comprehensive, unified system of career progression that:
(i) Is attuned to the State's workforce needs;
(ii) Features integration among as many industries as possible;
(iii) Features performance assessments administered by industry practitioners whenever possible;
(iv) Allows a student trained in one career to seamlessly transfer the student's skills and education to a new career in a different field;
(v) Seeks to incorporate as much education in a job setting as is practicable;
(vi) Incorporates professional workplace soft skills, including interpersonal and communication skills, time management, business etiquette, and use of common business tools; and
(vii) Incorporates education in high school, community college, and other postsecondary occupation programs into a seamless whole that will provide students with credentials at various points that build on previous credentials.
Terms, meeting times, procedures, and policies guiding removal of members
(g) The terms, meeting times, procedures, and policies guiding removal of members for the Advisory Committee shall be determined by the CTE Committee.


Added by Acts 2021, c. 36, § 3, eff. March 14, 2021. Amended by Acts 2021, c. 109, § 5.
MD Code, Education, § 21-210, MD EDUC § 21-210
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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