This collaborative project between the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) focuses on assessment of technical skills in Minnesota's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offered in colleges and high schools. The purpose of the project is to develop an assessment system to improve program quality, create strong connections between high school and college programs, and communicate to employers and policymakers the value of career and technical skill programs of study in preparing students for college and work readiness. Read the background report here.

Technical assistance for Technical Skill Assessment may include answering questions in a phone call with a Consortium leader or might entail face-to-face, webinar or telephone meetings with the consortium leadership, local administrators, secondary teachers and/or postsecondary faculty to discuss the process for identifying and implementing technical skill assessments in your consortium or the availability of state approved technical skill assessments for career pathways.

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How to request technical assistance

Requests are made by sending an e-mail to jeralyn.jargo@minnstate.edu and michelle.kamenov@state.mn.us. Their contact information is below. Your request will be reviewed and sent to the appropriate staff assigned to that topic area.