The National Longitudinal Transition Study (2011) determined that students with disabilities who had vocational experiences or opportunities in high school were much more likely to be employed both upon graduation and 1-3 years after exiting high school. One way students may obtain vocational experiences is through career technical education. Students learn many marketable job specific skills through career technical education. Career technical education includes programs which will enable students to immediately enter the workforce after high school, as well as, programs that will required advanced training/education beyond high school.
Career Technical Education Definition...
Association for Career and Technical Education This professional development association provides many resources to learn about Career and Technical Education.The website includes a Lesson Plan Library which may be sorted by content area and specific skill, i.e. Build and Maintain Productive Relationships with Peers and Adults.