Key Features of Tech Prep Models on Six Fundamental Tech Prep Components [Part 1 of 2]
Tech Prep Model Articulated Integrated & Authentic School-to-Work Connected
Pre-Tech Prep Formal agreements elementary to secondary to postsecondary *Interdisciplinary, project-based
*Team-centered cooperative learning
*Career awareness
*Mentoring
*Job shadowing
Adult Tech Prep Transition support from GED to postsecondary *TPAD-type curriculum with SCANS
*Interdisciplinary, project-based
*Supplement adults' regular employment with work-based learning
Integrated Tech Prep Formal agreements secondary to postsecondary *Career academies
*Occupational clusters/career paths
*Authentic instruction
*Career awareness and exploration
*Internships
*Mentoring
*Integrated work experiences
Work-Based Tech Prep Formal agreements secondary to postsecondary *Career academies
*Occupational clusters/career paths
*Authentic instruction
*2+2 youth apprenticeships
*Cooperative ed.
*Prof./clinical experiences
*Formal apprenticeships
Tech Prep Baccalaureate Degree (TPBD) Formal agreements secondary to 2-year and/or 4-year postsecondary *Inverted curriculum design at postsecondary level
*Cooperative learning
*Cooperative education
*Prof./clinical experiences


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