About Career Technical Education
- Apprenticeships"The Poor Law" introduced apprenticeships, (predominately for boys) in the American Colonies, which was based on ancient and medieval practices
- In 1647, apprenticeships included girls
- 1862 Morrill Act
- United States government donates portions of the public lands to each state as a permanent endowment for a college that will emphasize the study of agriculture and the so-called mechanical arts. Commonly referred to A&M schools.
- Iowa State College offers the first regular college courses in housekeeping
- Dr. John Runkle, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia introduces the concept of uniting academic with vocational education. This would become the nation's system of vocational education.
- Calvin M. Woodward introduces to Washington University, the nation's first complete curriculum for "manual training."
- American Federation of Labor (AF of L) was founded
- Second Morrill Act-broadens the mission of the land grant colleges, with the promise of annual appropriations to support their work.
- Jones Academy, in the Choctaw Nation, offers agriculture, industrial, and "domestic" instruction, but separates those subjects from its regular, academic curriculum
- Nationwide, some thirty colleges or universities routinely offer courses in domestic sciences like cooking and sewing
- Farmers' Educational and Cooperative Union is organized
- National Society for the Promotion of Industrial Education (NSPIE) was founded
- Smith-Hughes Act passed, which pledges aid to Vocational Education
- Farm Boys' Country Life Achievement Club was formed (Future FFA)
- George-Reed Act extends the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 to include home economics, and promised to give it a fair share of funding
- George Barden Act doubles the annual appropriations for all forms of Vocational Education
- Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) was formed
- Preparation for practical nursing becomes a vocational program
- Redevelopment Act is approved offering vocational training to the unemployed
- Vocational Training includes business education
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is founded
- Carl D. Perkins Act-Federal Funding for Vocational Education, now known as Career Technical Education