Career and Technical Education

2014 CITEA Conference

CITEA Handout

2013 PLTW CA Conference

There are many different types of curriculum available such as Project Lead the Way (PLTW) that teaches technical infomation.  The ideas on this site will help you adapt your program to include the business side of engineering and design.

How it works:

Review the presentation shown at the California Project Lead the Way Conference.


Students earn money towards buying their grade instead of earning points.

They must balance their income against expenses such as office rental, software registration, and design reviews.  The goal is to run an engineering company that can maintain a positive balance in their accounts while completing design work in time.

If they get behind, they can always do pickup jobs for extra money.