Code of Maine Rules
05 - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
071 - EDUCATION - GENERAL
Chapter 232 - STANDARD CRITERIA FOR MAINE SECONDARY VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Appendix 071-232-G - PRE-VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
Current through 2023-52, December 27, 2023
Pre-vocational education is any broad-based exploratory program that allows a student to gain experiences in a number of areas prior to making career or vocational choices. These experiences way be provided in such programs as Industrial Arts/Technology Education, Consumer and Home Economics Education, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business Education and Career Education and through Sex Equity or Single Parent and Homemaker programs. The intent of pre-vocational education is to provide opportunity for the student to:
a. Learn basic safety and health practices for everyday living,
b. Develop an awareness of occupational and career alternatives,
c. Relate class activities to potential avocation and vocational pursuits,
d. Discover and develop individual talents, interests, and aptitudes related to the world of work and become aware of the choices available for education, training, and career opportunities in a manner free of sex bias or stereotyping,
e. Apply problem-solving techniques to a variety of technological and societal situations,
f. Apply and reinforce basic academic skills including Life management skills in practical situations.
Through those experiences, students have the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to select their specialized field in vocational education. Pre-vocational education programs also allow for the necessary assessment of special needs students.