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Division II - CTE Redesign

Division II revises several sections of Iowa Code, primarily chapter 258 – Vocational Education, but also chapter 256, 260C, and 261E. The six CTE services areas are maintained, but revised to align with the national Career Clusters® framework. The service areas will include agriculture, food, and natural resources; arts, communications, and information systems; applied sciences, technology, engineering, and manufacturing, including transportation, distribution, logistics, architecture, and construction; health sciences; human services; and business, finance, marketing, and management.

Service Areas

Much of chapter 258 is modified to align with Secondary CTE Task Force recommendations. This includes repurposing of a long-dormant concept of regional partnerships, which going forward will be referred to as Regional Career and Technical Education Planning Partnerships. These partnerships will consist of districts, community colleges, business and industry, and other community stakeholders and will assist in providing for the effective, efficient, and economical delivery of high-quality secondary CTE programming.

Webinar, Regional Meeting and Listening Sessions

An informational webinar and nine regional listening sessions were held across the state to elicit input from educators, administrators and other key stakeholders on the focus areas listed below to aid in the development of the proposed rules for the programs outlined in division II.

Regional Partnership Formation

  • Composition
  • Functioning
  • Funding Sources
  • Use of Funds
  • Advisory Committee Connections
  • Regional Center Development

Career Academy Components

  • Service Area Explanation
  • Middle School Curriculum
  • Required Two-Secondary CTE
  • 21st Century Skills

Program Approval Requirements

  • Process
  • Monitoring
  • Reporting

If you have any questions regarding the CTE Redesign Division II, please use the  online submission form or by email at


Accounting Guidance for Regional Planning Partnerships

Guidance to Regional Planning Partnerships on Prioritizing Expenditures

Chapter 46 Overview and Guidance

Partnership Multi-year Plan Guidance and Template

CTE Redesign Implementation Report

CTE Redesign HF 2392 Summary

Iowa’s Realigned CTE Service Areas

CTE Task Force Final Report

Regional Planning Partnerships Bylaws Template

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on June 29, 2017 at 8:46am.