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Maryland CTE Career Clusters

Career Research and Development

To support students in learning about careers, work-based learning opportunities are made available to all CTE students. Supervised work-based learning experiences allow high school students on-the-job training related to their career choice. Students may also elect to complete the work-based learning CTE program, Career Research and Development (CRD). The program is designed to link the classroom with specific work experiences and includes two school-based courses followed by at least two work-based learning credits (generally in the last year of high school). These experiences are organized around a work plan that is cooperatively developed by the school and employer to add value to and extend a student’s career preparation.

Programs of Study

Career Research & Development

Career Research and Development (CRD) is a CTE program that prepares students with the academic, technical and workplace skills necessary to seek further education and employment in a career field of their interest upon graduating high school.