Updates From NOCTI (August 2021)

08.17.2021 | News, Newsletters

Summer 2021

NOCTI has been busy! We have engaged our professional network for several new projects and appreciate their commitment to the CTE community!


Coming fall 2021, NOCTI’s new micro-credentials provide a new learning resource for the NOCTI community and beyond. Based on nationally validated, industry-based standards and competencies, the content is assembled by CTE teachers with vetted industry experience. These micro-credentials can serve as learning aids, formative assessments, knowledge checks, validation of competence, or as a means of exploring a particular occupation. All learners can benefit from the opportunity to share a credential earned for a targeted set of skills within their occupational program or career path. Micro-credentials can also serve as a resource for asynchronous, hybrid, or synchronous learning whether within traditional CTE, training programs, or for other specialized educational programs and populations.

Watch for more information to be coming soon!

JROTC Employability & Leadership Skills Credential

NOCTI has collaborated with the various branches of the military to create a new credential exclusively for JROTC programs. This new credential is focused on the core JROTC employability and leadership skills that are foundational to all military branches:

  • Team Collaboration
  • Ethics, Integrity, & Respect
  • Management, Mentorship, & Performance Review
  • Government, Civic Duty, & Citizenship
  • Interpersonal Skills/Communication
  • Decision Making, Critical Thinking, & Planning
  • Leadership
  • Career & Self Discovery

If your school has a JROTC program, we encourage you to explore this new credential which will be launched in early fall 2021.

Essentials of Additive Manufacturing Credential – Pilot Test Takers Needed!

NOCTI and America Makes have collaborated to develop an Essentials of Additive Manufacturing credentialing assessment. The target is high school programs with additive manufacturing components and this credential was created to:

  • Address the need for a highly agile, mobile additive manufacturing workforce
  • Build a bridge from the initial badge work done through America Makes
  • Be a credential component of the career pathway for industry credentials
  • Be used in multiple program areas, including automotive, architecture, medical, and automotive

Pilot test takers are needed to complete the development process. Pilot testing mirrors an actual test administration and there is no cost to your site to participate. Any student that participates in pilot testing may take the credentialing assessment when development is completed at no charge. This option will allow students that assisted with pilot testing the option to test at a later time to earn the credential even though they may have graduated from their program.

View the Assessment Blueprint and contact NOCTI at nocti@nocti.org to learn more.