Occupational Areas

State-wide Playbook

Statewide Playbook - In an effort to support educators in reopening schools during this unprecedented time, a task force was formed to create resources to support the re-engagement of ALL students in the fall of 2020.

AMI CTE Resources

CTE AMI Resources for Teachers

General AMI Resources for All Program Areas

Partner Resources

ADE has partnered with Virtual Arkansas to engage and provide continued learning for 9-12 high school students. Additionally, PBS is partnering with WORLD Channel on a content block for children in grades 6-12, which will be made available from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday beginning Monday, March 30. Find out how to watch WORLD Channel at myarkansaspbs.org/channelinformation. For details, and answers to many questions, see the FAQs document below.

Arkansas AMI FAQs

CompTIA Free E-Learning: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CompTIA is offering free e-learning for CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) and other resources for displaced workers, students, career changers or anyone else who has ever thought about working in information technology. https://certs.comptia.org/means_more/

Toyota is sharing free learning modules, leading students toward earning the Toyota Maintenance Certification! Click here to access resources.

EVERFI Financial Literacy

EVERFI's programs have contributed to more than 300,000 hours of innovative critical skills education for students through its digital learning platform. After using EVERFI resources, students are more confident and better equipped for success both in- and outside of the classroom. EVERFI is a free digital learning platform that is provided at no cost to schools thanks to the support of their partners. These innovative resources help students become more confident and better equipped to manage their finances. As more schools move toward 1:1 learning environments, this digital learning platform can be seamlessly integrated into the curriculum, and students can continue progress during AMI days. For more information, visit https://everfi.com/ or contact Aaron Harris, aharris@everfi.com.

 Infographic on how EVERFI is providing critical education skills to Arkansas’ future.

Agriculture Science and Technology

Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems. Students are provided opportunities for leadership development, personal growth, and career success. Agricultural Education instruction is delivered through three major components: 1) Classroom/laboratory instruction (contextual learning), 2) supervised agricultural experience programs (work-based learning), and 3) student leadership opportunities and organizations (National FFA Organization).

National FFA Organization
Arkansas FFA

Business and Marketing Technology

The Business and Marketing Department administers a variety of programs and courses to help prepare students for college degrees and career fields in the business arena. Career and Technical Student Organizations FBLA and DECA offer a differentiated and application-based curriculum for students pursuing a career focus in a business program, bringing relevance and real-world connections to the classroom. The department is working to increase the number of industry certifications achieved by Arkansas students. It is the mission of the Business and Marketing Department that every student who completes a business program of study has the skills and credentials to achieve a successful career in their chosen field.

Arkansas DECA

Future Business Leaders of America
Arkansas FBLA

Career Readiness\Work-Based Learning

The Career Readiness\Work-Based Learning Office oversees the development, review, and revision process of Career and Technical Education standards. This process involves stakeholders throughout the state of Arkansas and is an ongoing and critical component to ensuring Arkansas students are engaged in current and relevant learning.

Career Pathway System

The Career Readiness and Special Programs Office provides districts with guidance and support for the implementation and on-going support of initiatives designed to improve student performance and school climate. Some examples of these initiatives include:

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences prepares students to make informed choices regarding consumer education, food and nutrition, relationships, housing, and textiles and provides skills for careers in the Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Training, and Human Services career clusters.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
National FCCLA 
Arkansas FCCLA

Educators Rising

Click here to access scholarship forms.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

The CTE STEM Education division provides leadership to STEM educators across the state and supports programs provided in comprehensive schools and technology centers. STEM programs provide a hands-on problem-based curriculum that allows students to explore opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Technology Student Association
National TSA
Arkansas TSA

Special Populations (Jobs for Arkansas Graduates and Career Coach Program)

Jobs for Arkansas Graduates (JAG) provides support to at-risk youth to encourage them to achieve high school graduation. Along with academic support, JAG also provides work-based learning experiences that will lead them to further education and training and rewarding careers. Arkansas’s JAG program is the state affiliate of the national organization Jobs for America’s Graduates.

Trade and Industry

Trade and Industry are a group of instructional programs that prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills in one or more trade, technical, and/or professional occupations. Students will engage in activities and instruction enabling them to use, create, problem and control various technology resources; people, tools, machines, information, materials, energy, capital, and time. SkillsUSA or HOSA are integral in each instructional program respectively. Students may participate in leadership activities and state and national competitions in the student’s area of interest.


HOSA Future Health Professionals