Career Technical Instruction (CTI) is a set of services designed to help students with disabilities succeed in career technical education (CTE). CTE is a type of education that prepares students for specific careers in areas such as healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, and the trades.
CTI services can help students with disabilities in a variety of ways. They can provide accommodations and modifications to help students access the curriculum, they can offer one-on-one tutoring and support, and they can help students develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workforce.
Types of CTI Services
There are a variety of different types of CTI services available. Some of the most common types of CTI services include:
- Consultative services: CTI consultants work with teachers and other school staff to provide advice and support on how to best meet the needs of students with disabilities in CTE.
- Direct instruction: CTI instructors provide one-on-one or small group instruction to students with disabilities in CTE.
- Work-based learning: CTI programs may offer students the opportunity to participate in work-based learning experiences, such as internships or job shadowing.
- Transition planning: CTI providers can help students with disabilities develop transition plans that will help them make a successful transition from school to the workforce.
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. First, you need to contact your state’s department of education to find out about the CTI services that are available in your area. You can also contact your local school district to see if they have a CTI program in place.
Once you have found out about the CTI services that are available, you need to talk to your school’s administration about getting involved. You will need to explain the benefits of CTI for students with disabilities and why you think it would be a good fit for your school.
If the administration is on board, you will need to work with them to develop a CTI plan for your school. This plan should include the types of CTI services that you want to offer, the students who will be eligible for CTI services, and how you will measure the success of your CTI program.
Benefits of CTI for Students with Disabilities
CTI can offer a number of benefits for students with disabilities. These benefits include:
- Increased academic achievement: CTI services can help students with disabilities improve their academic skills and knowledge. This can make it easier for them to succeed in CTE and in the workforce.
- Increased employment opportunities: CTI can help students with disabilities develop the skills and knowledge they need to get a job. This can lead to increased employment opportunities and a better quality of life.
- Improved self-confidence: CTI can help students with disabilities develop a sense of self-confidence and self-efficacy. This can lead to increased independence and a better overall quality of life.
CTI is a valuable resource for students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in CTE. CTI services can help students with disabilities succeed in school and in the workforce. If you are interested in getting your school involved in CTI, there are a number of resources available to help you get started.