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  • Career Clusters ™ Institute Series: Professional Development for Data-Driven Program Improvement « NASDCTEc Blog
    Spur Real World Learning in High Schools Career Clusters Institute Series Professional Development for Data Driven Program Improvement This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that will be shared at the upcoming Career Clusters Institute Guest bloggers are among teachers faculty researchers and other experts that will present at the national gathering in Washington DC in June As a Senior Consultant for NOCTI formerly the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Dr Sandra Pritz is involved with NOCTI s partnership projects with the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education She also coordinates the identification of integrated academics in assessments Prior to NOCTI Dr Pritz taught college level economics mathematics and English and spent almost 30 years at The Ohio State University Center on Education and Training for Employment where she directed numerous projects based in CTE Debra Andrews is a Career and Technical Education specialist at the Maine Department of Education working in the areas of comprehensive school review and technical standards and assessments implementation Debra has worked as an educator in Maine for over twenty five years teaching third grade in Topsham training teachers through the Professional Development Center at the University of Southern Maine and administrating international education programs at Southern Maine Community College A key strategy in preparing college and career ready high school graduates is making effective use of the voluminous assessment data available to educators NRCCTE researchers at NOCTI spent three years researching and pilot testing a professional development model that takes the confusion out of interpreting and using assessment data and helps teachers focus on the data connections between work and real world student learning in order to create instructional improvement plans Career and Technical Educators Using Data Driven Improvement CTEDDI is the only evidence based program designed to prepare both administrators and CTE teachers to use technical assessment data to continuously improve their programs Educators analyze their own students data as they create both classroom and student level instructional improvement plans This session will enable educators to learn about the program but also to consider its features as they move forward with their plans to use data insightfully Delivered by knowledgeable in state facilitators who also serve as ongoing coaches for teachers and administrators CTEDDI also sustains valuable communities of practice through an online sharing center At the Institute Debra Andrews CTEDDI administrative leader and facilitator for the state of Maine will describe the characteristics of on the ground implementation at their sites It is relevant that the following quotation is the tag line on e mails she sends Make every effort to change things you do not like If you cannot make a change change the way you have been thinking You might find a solution Maya Angelou To learn more about participating in CTEDDI visit our website at www nrccte Learn more about the characteristics of professional development that make data matter for both educators and students by attending Drs Pritz and Andrew s session at

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  • Rhode Island Expands Student Access to Career Technical Education Programs « NASDCTEc Blog
    Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Students Assigned to Remedial Courses May Have Succeeded in Entry Level College Courses Studies Show Legislative Update Appropriations Global Competitiveness Rhode Island Expands Student Access to Career Technical Education Programs New regulations on Career Technical Education CTE opportunities are planned to go into effect July for students to learn CTE skills aligned with industry standards and enable students to earn credentials that will prepare them for postsecondary education and training programs for entry into challenging careers According to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Department of Education News Release the Board of regents for Elementary and Secondary Education unanimously approved the regulations Citing George D Caruolo Chairman of the Board of Regents A high quality system of career technical education is vital to the future of Rhode Island One of our priorities on the Board of Regents is to make sure that career preparation programs have the resources they need and that all students in our state have access to programs that will prepare them to enter the workforce particularly in areas that will drive our economy in the 21st century The purpose of the regulations are to establish a comprehensive and coherent Career and Technical Education System CTE System that provides students exposure to the world of work offers students the opportunity to learn rigorous technical and career based skills that are aligned to industry standards and through the earning of credentials prepare students for a seamless transition to postsecondary education and training programs and or careers The regulations also say that the CTE System Shall forge and maintain partnerships with higher education technical training programs workforce and economic development initiatives and regional business and industry Through these partnerships the Rhode Island Department of Education RIDE will promote and systemically manage career pathways in critical and emerging industries and provide education and training programs that are responsive to the needs of students business industry and the regional economy Elements of the CTE System include Career awareness programs Career exploration activities such as internships job shadow programs introductory career and technical courses Career preparation programs that provide students with rigorous academic and technical training and include sequenced non duplicative courses that focus on skill development in a single career based or occupational area with the opportunity to earn industry recognized credentials whenever applicable to the program and or postsecondary credits and or advanced standing in training programs or jobs Career preparation programs can be a career program of study or a career innovation program subject to RIDE approval Programs of study provide successful student transitions between secondary and postsecondary education Learn more about programs of study and career pathways on our Web site at www careertech org Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags Career Clusters career pathways programs of study This entry was posted on Thursday March 8th 2012 at 11 05 am and is filed under Career Clusters News You can

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  • CTE in the News: Career-Tech Important Program in Real World « NASDCTEc Blog
    Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Legislative Update Appropriations Global Competitiveness Workforce Data Quality Initiative Grants Now Available CTE in the News Career Tech Important Program in Real World As Tennessee moves forward with its strategies to bolster education and workforce development successful CTE programs should continue to play a key role in the state s efforts said Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey in a recent editorial featured in the Tennessean For Tennessee to stay one of the most attractive economic engines in the Southeast we must leave a place at the table for CTE Ramsey said In the last year a total of 398 695 Tennessee students were enrolled in CTE courses Ramsey noted Further over the last six years CTE concentrators graduated at a higher percentage than the school age population and CTE concentrators scored higher average averages in math and well as in reading and writing The data comes from a new report by the Council for CTE Despite CTE s demonstration of success Ramsey said CTE programs have not received an influx of state funds in nearly 30 years When making fiscal decisions during these tough economic times it hopefully is apparent among most state leaders that an investment in CTE would provide the returns Tennessee needs Erin Uy Communications Marketing Manager Tags funding Graduation Rates tennessee This entry was posted on Friday March 9th 2012 at 10 44 am and is filed under News Public Policy You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This

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  • business and industry « NASDCTEc Blog
    The foundation of our workforce has been our ability to recruit top tier students when they complete their education Union Pacific hires college graduates who possess the necessary skill sets to quickly become an asset to the company The learning curve is limited for graduates who have the fundamental knowledge needed for their respective positions However we are experiencing a shortage of employees skilled in important trades and crafts taught in Career Technical Education CTE Offer earlier opportunities High school students or even younger students need more opportunities to learn the necessary trade skills to become the next generation of diesel mechanics industrial engineers and electricians Today students complete high school and face one of two choices go to college or start looking for a job But how do we expect someone with a high school education and no workforce experience to compete in the job market It is likely that students with just a high school degree or less will only be able to obtain a low skilled and thus low wage position to support themselves or their families Business and industry recognize that CTE can play a critical role in helping to maintain a pipeline of potential employees for businesses across the nation CTE options are key to preparing our young students to learn skilled trades gain valuable work experience and discover what path is most suitable for them These education options are beneficial to the future employees help education systems achieve the goal of producing graduates who will be productive citizens and will ultimately benefit employers as well Win win solutions Companies dedicate significant resources to recruiting hiring and training new employees however we experience loss when employees do not enjoy their new job or are not adequately prepared they leave the position and company If students had opportunities to learn about various jobs trades and crafts during their formal education experience schools could produce employee candidates who have explored their interests and are better prepared to enter the workforce and succeed Collaboration between schools and businesses to develop quality CTE programs could address such issues For example Union Pacific Railroad works with local schools through our Direction Recruitment Education and Mentoring DREAM program in which employees provide students with career educational and social guidance The mentoring program serves as a vehicle to develop students self esteem and confidence in their personal and career ambitions as they explore the business world Providing CTE options to students as early as possible will provide a new stream of job candidates who have a much better understanding of their desired career which makes for happier more productive and efficient employees as well as a deeper and stronger workforce for American businesses How can you get involved The Friends of CTE Guest Blog Series provides advocates from business and industry researchers and organizations an opportunity to articulate their support for Career Technical Education The monthly series features a guest blogger who provides their perspective on and experience with CTE as it relates to policy the economy and education Are you interested in being a guest blogger and expressing your support for CTE Contact Erin Uy Communications and Marketing Manager at euy careertech org By Erin in CTE Learning that works for America News Tags business and industry friends of cte skills technical skills Union Pacific CTE in the News If You ve Got the Skills She s Got the Job Wednesday November 21st 2012 The skills gap the lack of workers qualified to fill open high skilled jobs will only continue to widen and threaten the future of our nation if policymakers industries and education leaders do not address the issue of equipping students of all ages with the skills demanded by the economy according to a recent New York Times op ed We re in the midst of a perfect storm a Great Recession that has caused a sharp increase in unemployment and a Great Inflection a merger of the information technology revolution and globalization that is simultaneously wiping out many decent wage middle skilled jobs which were the foundation of our middle class and replacing them with decent wage high skilled jobs Every decent paying job today takes more skill and more education but too many Americans aren t ready says Thomas L Friedman author of the op ed The nation has three million open jobs around the country but an 8 percent unemployment rate he notes Friedman calls for reform with a focus on assisting community colleges and universities to keep pace with the changes in the economy so courses reflect industry demands and students are prepared for the jobs of today and the future Further he suggests a type of Race to the Top initiative to incentivize businesses to embed workers in universities and universities to embed professors inside businesses so we get a much better match between schooling and the job markets Friedman goes on to close his op ed with insight from Eduardo Padrón the president of Miami Dade College The skill shortage is real The big issue in America is not the fiscal deficit but the deficit in understanding about education and the role it plays in the knowledge economy Erin Uy Communications Marketing Manager By Erin in Uncategorized Tags business and industry community colleges high skill jobs skills gap technical skills universities New NASDCTEc Brief Promoting Work Based Learning Efforts in Connecticut and Kentucky Wednesday October 10th 2012 NASDCTEc has partnered with the Alliance for Excellent Education to co author Promoting Work Based Learning Efforts in Connecticut and Kentucky which details what work based learning looks like at different learner levels and the benefits that students gain from their participation in work based learning opportunities The brief also highlights the potential obstacles facing states that can limit both the access to and quality of work based learning opportunities and looks at efforts from two states to define work based learning opportunities for students educators and employers and to create policies that provide greater

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  • Why Is Workplace Safety Training Important? « NASDCTEc Blog
    devastating injuries or even death for a worker Safety training can make workers more conscious of hazards and risks such as falls vehicle accidents overexertion injuries and workplace violence Unfortunately workplace safety has the potential to be unintentionally overlooked which can leave workers and others on the job site unprotected Every nine minutes a U S teen is injured on the job ii By preparing students for their first entry level jobs and future career opportunities with safety and health training young workers will be more capable protecting themselves and others The Department of Lab or reports that nearly 600 000 workers miss work each year because of muscoskeletal disorders related to work injuries alone the collective cost to employers insurance companies and the government is estimated at 50 billion each year iii Workplace injuries not only affect the company but can also lead to devastating consequences for a worker Being injured while at work can lead to lost wages large medical bills that may not be completely covered by workers compensation and even disabilities that result in long term unemployment In addition to learning how to identify safety and health hazards workplace safety training especially OSHA training provides workers with information regarding their rights in the workplace First and foremost workers are entitled to working conditions that are safe and do not pose a risk of serious harm or injury Successful occupational health and safety programs require the collaborating efforts and participation of employers and employees Understanding and implementing safety and health standards related to the work environment is not only the responsibility of an employer but also an employee s Promoting health and safety as well as implementing training in the classroom can lead to young workers actively identifying accessing and correcting hazards in the classroom and at work Incorporating a health and safety training program or OSHA safety training in the classroom is a way to lower risks to young workers and begin to prepare future business leaders and workers on practicing safe methods in the workplace Online OSHA training like the courses offered by CareerSafe Online is an easy and affordable way to implement workplace safety training in any career and technical education CTE classroom Because 80 or more of young workers are still in high school when they begin their first job it gives educators an opportunity to prepare their students for employment as well as apprenticeships and internships related to their studies iv The more education and training workers receive the more likely it is that there will be a reduction in injuries and the repercussions of those injuries Young workers who have received OSHA safety training and possess an industry recognized credential are enhancing their resumes becoming more employable and may receive pay increase from employers Employers want to hire individuals who not only understand the work involved in a position but are also aware of the risks associated with daily tasks Students are our future Let s make safety a priority and

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=10950 (2016-01-08)
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  • Council of State Governments’ National Conference « NASDCTEc Blog
    Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Georgia Program Highlighted for Learning that Works through Work Achieving Excellence in the New School Year Computer Information Technology at TCAT Shelbyville Council of State Governments National Conference Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend The Council of State Governments CSG annual national conference as a member of the National Task Force on Workforce Development and Education which is part of their State Pathways to Prosperity initiative With members representing all three branches of state government CSG brought a broad set of perspectives together to discuss the key challenges and opportunities in developing a strong education and workforce pipeline The final Task Force framework and recommendations will be further developed and released in the coming months In addition to the Task Force meeting I also had the opportunity to attend a policy academy where I learned about an array of impressive state and business led efforts to support students career readiness and U S competitiveness One such example is the MC2 STEM High Schoo l developed through a partnership between the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and GE Lighting Students attend school on the GE campus during their sophomore year where they engage in a year long project that culminates in a presentation to GE leaders and then spend their junior and senior years at Cleveland State University All students complete at least one internship have a GE buddy and must demonstrate 90 percent proficiency to earn credits Since the school opened in 2008 nearly 100 percent of MC2 STEM students have graduated and 84 percent of the graduates have matriculated into college Another fascinating model shared was the Automotive Manufacturers Technical Education Collaborative AMTEC or the National Center for Excellence in Advanced Automotive Manufacturing AMTEC is an effort supported by the major automotive manufacturers Ford GM Toyota Honda etc to develop a set of common expectations to anchor training programs for multi skilled employees AMTEC provides industry developed and verified curriculum and assessments to its member community colleges companies and high schools as well as professional development and other resources And did I mention the meeting was in Anchorage Alaska as a bonus As evidence here s a picture of me and a picture of a moose Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director Tags business and industry partnerships workforce This entry was posted on Friday August 15th 2014 at 10 48 am and is filed under Meetings and Events Uncategorized You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series

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  • April CTE Monthly Newsletter: Bipartisan Support for CTE, Senate Perkins Sign-On Letter « NASDCTEc Blog
    Issue Briefs Papers Jobs and the Economy College and Career Readiness Effective Models On Demand Webinars CTE Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee NASDCTEc Webinar on Area CTE Centers Today at 3 00 pm ET On Track Moving Forward Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Update April CTE Monthly Newsletter Bipartisan Support for CTE Senate Perkins Sign On Letter CTE Monthly a collaborative publication from the Association for Career and Technical Education and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium features the latest news on Career Technical Education CTE from across the nation for CTE stakeholders and Members of Congress In the April edition read more about Senate Perkins Appropriations Letter Sign on Bipartisan Support for CTE in the House Research Depicts the Convergence of CTE and Academics Exemplary CTE Programs Business Education Partnerships and Students in New Jersey Florida and California View archived CTE Monthly newsletters and other advocacy resources on our Advocacy Tools Web page Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager Tags business and industry This entry was posted on Thursday April 25th 2013 at 11 28 am and is filed under NASDCTEc Resources News You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives Select Month January 2016 2 December 2015 6 November 2015 9 October 2015

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  • NASDCTEc Webinar on Area CTE Centers – Today at 3:00 pm ET « NASDCTEc Blog
    Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee NASDCTEc Recognizes All Stars April CTE Monthly Newsletter Bipartisan Support for CTE Senate Perkins Sign On Letter NASDCTEc Webinar on Area CTE Centers Today at 3 00 pm ET Area CTE Centers operate in a variety of ways from shared time centers offering primarily technical training to full time centers that provide students with both academic instruction and technical training but all provide opportunities for students to receive relevant rigorous CTE And at a time when employers say that they are unable to find workers who have the right skills to fill job vacancies area CTE centers provide a crucial link between the knowledge and skills that students learn and those demanded by local businesses Join us for a webinar that features state and local leaders who will discuss area CTE centers in their states and how they are making connections to the needs of business and industry and their communities The webinar will be held TODAY Thursday April 25th at 3 00 pm ET Register here Speakers include Steve Gratz Ph D Director Office of Career Technical Education Ohio Department of Education Harold Niehaus Director of Instructional Development Miami Valley Career Technology Center Clayton OH Paula Bowles Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education Bill Kramer Communications and Marketing Coordinator Canadian Valley Technology Center El Reno OK Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager Tags business and industry skills gap This entry was posted on Thursday April 25th 2013 at 6 21 am and is filed under NASDCTEc Announcements Webinars You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments

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