Vocational Instructor Preparation

Cohort Information

2023-2024 NTI Cohort information will be released in March 2023.

Registration Information

To register for a workshop:

  1. You must have a valid and active email address. 
  2. Go to GoSignMeUp (https://rcu.gosignmeup.com) and follow the instructions. If you have trouble registering in GoSignMeUp, contact: 

RCU Helpdesk

Tonya Gipson
MS Department of Education
Office of Career and Technical Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS  39205
601.359.3461 (Phone)
601.359.3481 (Fax)

Frequently Used Documents

Myra Pannell
Associate Director

The Vocational Instructor Preparation (VIP) program is a systematic approach to the induction of new career–technical teachers and/or instructors into the teaching profession. It is designed to ensure that these new teachers achieve their potential during the period of special licensure—up to three years of initial employment of nondegree and noneducation-degree career–technical teachers.

VIP Modules

VIP Module 1

History & Philosophy of Career and Technical Education 

Each participant will need to register through the online registration system.