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    Career & Technical Education

    Career Research and Development

    Choosing a career

    The Career Research and Development (CRD) cluster includes CTE programs that prepare students with the academic, technical and workplace skills necessary to seek further education and employment in a career field of their interest upon graduating from high school. The overarching goals of the CRD cluster are to help students to:

    Become aware of personal characteristics, interests, aptitudes and skills;
    Develop an awareness of and respect for the diversity of the world of work;
    Understand the relationship between school performance and future employment choices;
    Develop a positive attitude toward work; and
    Formulate a process for evaluating employability skill development and future education/training options.

    Career Research and Development Programs

    Handshake graphic in a circle Apprenticeship Maryland

    The Apprenticeship Maryland Program is coordinated through a partnership between AACPS, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland Department of Labor (MDL). The program is for students, ages 16 and up, and is designed to lead to sustainable employment and further education...

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    Location graphic in a circle Career Transitions

    Career Connections and Transition (CCT) combines academics and the real world, providing hands-on learning that puts you at the center of the action. Learn essential skills, explore career interests, and discover your passions, all while planning a pathway to success after high school. CCT also helps develop critical thinking...

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