The Colorado Community College System evaluated the following resources in preparation of this handbook:

Bridges to Opportunities through Career Pathways: Renewing Career and Technical Education in Colorado—A Summary of the Colorado State Plan for Implementation of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. Prepared by the Colorado Community College System, January 2008

Career / Vocational Education Advisory Committee Guide, 8-1-08, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Career / Vocational Technical Education Unit, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Colorado Community College System, Career and Technical Education Administrators’ Handbook

Colorado Department of Education, Adult Education and Family Literacy, Definitions and Acronyms

Colorado Department of Higher Education

Guide to the Operation of Career and Technical Education Advisory Committees. Published by Education Services,

Colorado Community College System, July 2008

Minnesota Advisory Committee Handbook. Prepared by Debra Mills, CORD

Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education Glossary.

Salt Lake Community College, Program Advisory Committee Handbook, 2008–2009

Ten Takeaways from Business/Industry, In Sync—Making School and Industry Links, a Metro Denver WIRED Initiative, November 3, 2009

U.S. Department of Labor, Credential Resource Guide, handout, April 26, 2010

USLegal, Legal Terms, Definitions, and Dictionary

Workplace Balance Strategic Plan: Developing a New Pool of Skilled and Motivated Workers for Colorado for the Colorado Community College System and Its Partners Involved in Career and Technical Education, January 2009 (

Worksource Oregon, Career Pathways Glossary