(1) In general, a basic program in career and vocational/technical education shall:
(a) meet the following conditions:
(i) skill development leading to lifelong pursuits;
(ii) program development in consultation with an advisory council; and
(iii) opportunities for authentic application, work experience, and/or articulation with postsecondary education.
(b) include the following practices:
(i) foster skill development for employment, advanced training, and lifelong learning;
(ii) input from representatives of business and industry;
(iii) analysis of skills and knowledge required in paid and non-paid careers;
(iv) leadership and character development through participation in career and technical student organizations (CTSOs) ;
(v) progression of skills and knowledge from basic to advanced; and
(vi) integration of career and vocational/technical competencies with academic knowledge in a contextual setting.