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6142.12 Career and Technical Eduation


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored

X Mandated

Policy X Other Reasons





The Northfield Board of Education believes that constructive attitudes and concepts involving the dignity of all kinds of work belong in the curriculum from the beginning grades. Therefore, in fulfillment of the Core Curriculum Content Standards, the board shall develop and implement a comprehensive guidance and counseling system that facilitates career awareness and exploration for all students. The board shall ensure that educational programs shall continuously expose students to the nature of the wide variety of careers available. The cross-content workplace readiness standards shall be infused into the curriculum throughout the grades in age appropriate activities. When any hands-on experience requires use of power tools, etc., all eye protection and other appropriate safety regulations shall be observed.


Career and Technical Education and Counseling


The board shall develop and implement a comprehensive guidance and academic counseling program for all students to facilitate career awareness, exploration, and preparation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3.2. This program shall:


A. Be linked to the Core Curriculum Content Standards;

B. Be infused throughout the K-8 curriculum;

C. Be supported by professional development programs;

D. Take into consideration the National Career Development Guidelines and the Career Development Standards of the National Standards for School Counseling Programs of the American School Counselor Association in academic, career and personal/social development of the student; and

E. Assist students in making and implementing informed educational and career choices, including opportunities to change career focus;

F. Develop the student’s understanding of the relationship between academic attainment, career development, and personal/social development;

G. Encourage students to create and maintain portfolios consisting of student accomplishments in academic and career oriented work;

H. Ensure that students with disabilities (age 14 or younger), if determined appropriate by IEP, have career and academic counseling coordinated with transitional services in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.7.

The board shall develop and implement curriculum and instructional methods that:


A. Are integrated with technological literacy;

B. Provide all students with an understanding of the career application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom; and

C. Provide all students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real or simulated career challenges.


The board will develop and implement for all students a system of career development activities that:


A. Offers the opportunity to explore career interests within, but not limited to, arts and humanities; business and information systems; mathematics, science and technology; and health and human services;

B. Addresses district resources, community needs and student interest;

C. Allows the board to select an appropriate delivery format that may include an integrated curriculum based on the Core Curriculum Content Standards or specialized programs that reflect the needs of students and the community; and

D. Instills the concept of the need for continuous learning throughout one’s life.


Adopted: No Date

NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009; December 2010

Readopted: October 24, 2011


Key Words


Career Education, Vocational-technical Education


Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:11-1 General mandatory powers and duties

N.J.S.A. 18A:38-36 Employment certificates to part-time students

N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.1, -12.2 Protective eye devices required for teachers, students and visitors in certain cases

N.J.S.A. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)

N.J.S.A. 18A:54E-1 Business and school partnerships

through -5

N.J.A.C. 6:A:7-1.7 Equality in school and classroom practices

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-2.2 Authority for the state plan for vocational education

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3.2 Career education and counseling

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1 Graduation requirements

N.J.A.C. 6A:9-1.1 et seq. Professional Licensure and Standards

See particularly:

N.J.A.C. 6A:9-11.2, -13.19

through -13.22

N.J.A.C. 6A:19-1.1 et seq. Vocational – Technical Education Programs and Standards

See particularly:

N.J.A.C. 6A:19-1.2, 2.1, 2.3,

-2.6, -3.1, -5.1, -5.2, -6.1,

-6.5, -6.7, -6.8,

N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-17.4 Method of determining tuition rates for county vocational schools

N.J.A.C. 6A:26-12.1 et seq. Operation and Maintenance of Facilities

See particularly:

N.J.A.C. 6A:26-12.2, -12.5


N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts

N.J.A.C. 6A:32-12.1 Reporting requirements

N.J.A.C. 6A:32-14.1 Review of mandated programs and services


New Jersey Cross-Content Workplace Readiness Curriculum Framework: A Road Map for Learning, NJDOE, http://www.state.nj.us/njded/frameworks/ccwr/, Appendix B



Cross References: *3220/3230 State funds; federal funds

*3516 Safety

*5142 Student safety

*5145.4 Equal educational opportunity

*6010 Goals and objectives

*6121 Nondiscrimination/affirmative action

*6141 Curriculum design/development

*6142.2 English as a second language; bilingual/bicultural


*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.


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