Career Technical Instruction (CTI) services are designed to help students with disabilities succeed in career technical education. CTI services can provide students with the support they need to develop the skills and knowledge they need to pursue a career in their chosen field.
There are many different types of CTI services available, including:
- Consultative services: These services provide teachers and other school staff with guidance on how to adapt curriculum and instruction for students with disabilities.
- Co-teaching: This model of instruction pairs a general education teacher with a special education teacher to deliver instruction to a group of students, including students with disabilities.
- Work-based learning: This type of CTI service provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in their chosen field.
- Job placement: This service helps students with disabilities find and secure employment after graduation.
How to Get Your School Involved in CTI
If you are interested in getting your school involved in CTI, there are a few things you can do:
- Contact your state’s Department of Education. They can provide you with information about CTI services available in your state.
- Talk to your school’s administration. They can help you identify the resources your school needs to implement CTI services.
- Reach out to local businesses and organizations. They may be willing to partner with your school to provide work-based learning opportunities for students with disabilities.
Benefits of CTI for Students with Disabilities
CTI services can provide a number of benefits for students with disabilities, including:
- Increased academic achievement: CTI services can help students with disabilities improve their academic skills, which can lead to improved grades and test scores.
- Increased career readiness: CTI services can help students with disabilities develop the skills and knowledge they need to pursue a career in their chosen field.
- Increased self-confidence: CTI services can help students with disabilities develop a sense of self-confidence and self-efficacy.
- Increased opportunities for employment: CTI services can help students with disabilities find and secure employment after graduation.
CTI services can be a valuable resource for students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in career technical education. If you are a student with a disability, or if you know a student with a disability who is interested in CTI, I encourage you to contact your school’s administration or your state’s department of education to learn more about the CTI services available in your area.