Collaborative Initiatives across Career and Technical Education, Vocational Rehabilitation and Special Education: Three State/Local Stories


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building

“Learning Objectives

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

• predictors and evidence-based and promising practices specific to interagency collaboration across CTE, VR, and SpEd;

• effective strategies to build partnerships between CTE, VR, and SpEd; and

• tools, resources, and practical solutions to use with addressing common barriers at the state and local levels.


The need for collaboration: what we know

•CTE teachers identify collaboration with special educators and VR counselors as a key facet of their success in serving all youth.

•Best practices and resources for collaboration and student development will support self-determination, career exploration, culture, and course offerings of high school that lead to postsecondary education and training as well as employment (NTACT, 2017).”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
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