MARION COUNTY AREA
Date July 19, 2007
The report of the new commission on the
skills of the American workforce.
National Center on Education and the
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
To examine the current educational
system and structure and to identify
recommendations that will help
educators prepare students for a
competitive global economy.
PROTOTYPICAL U.S. INDUSTRY
Assume that we will do the job
right the first time.
SCHEMA FOR STUDENT PROGRESSION
Make much more efficient use
of the available resources.
Recruit from the top third of the
high school graduates going on
to college for the next
generation of school teachers.
Develop standards, assessments,
and curriculum that reflect
today’s needs and tomorrow’s
Create high performance schools
and districts everywhere-how
the system should be governed,
financed, organized and
Provide high-quality, universal
early childhood education.
Give strong support to the
students who need it the most.
Enable every member of the
adult workforce to get the new
Create personal competitiveness
Create regional competitiveness
authorities to make America
WHAT IS MARION COUNTY
ATC DOING TO ADDRESS
THESE TYPE OF ISSUES
WITHIN OUR AREA?
Introducing Career and
Technical Education as the NEW
option for young people.
HOW ARE WE DOING THIS?
Working collaboratively with Marion
County Public Schools, the Kentucky
Office of Career and Technical
Education, local business and
industry, the Office of Economic
Development and the Department of
Workforce Investment to develop a
Marion Co. Partners Marketing Team
Our mission is to develop and implement a
comprehensive marketing plan to enhance
the visibility, image, and value of career and
technical education throughout the Marion
Co. school district and community for the
purpose of affecting a meaningful and
positive change of perception.
Marion Co. Marketing Team Goals
To achieve increased visibility
To foster an enhanced public image
To affect a positive change of
To achieve increased enrollment
We are committed to fostering unity in
marketing career and technical education
programs for the benefit of all the partners
in the Lebanon/Marion Co. local school
district and community through teamwork,
consistency and continuity.
PLAN OF ACTION
Provide academic credit for ATC courses
-2007-2008 school year will provide geometry
credit for 2 carpentry courses
Implement Project Lead the Way (District
Design posters with our own ATC students to
increase visibility of program
PLAN OF ACTION
Provide professional development activities for
Marion County Public Schools related to
Career and Technical Education
Provide opportunities for younger students to
explore options at the MCATC
-8th Grade-A Day in Career and Technical
PLAN OF ACTION
Through collaboration with Chamber of
Commerce developing a National Technical
Honor Society-first class will be inducted this
Increase cooperative learning activities for
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO
ACHIEVE THESE GOALS?
Sixty percent of tomorrow’s careers
are today’s Career and technical
American Association of Career and Technical