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  • Career Clusters™ Institute Recap: Career Academies: An Effective CTE Strategy « NASDCTEc Blog
    Branding Campaign User Agreement Relevant Resources 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 Career Clusters Institute Recap Perspectives from the Hill Career Clusters Institute Recap National Research Center for Career and Technical Education What the Research Reveals about Programs of Study Career Clusters Institute Recap Career Academies An Effective CTE Strategy The National Career Clusters Institute is an annual summer event that offers a range of seminars and workshops highlighting model CTE programs across the country that are aligned to the National Career Clusters Framework This blog series provides a recap of the broad range of information shared over the course of the event which took place June 18 20 in Washington DC At a breakout session during last week s National Career Clusters Institute JD Hoye President of the National Academy Foundation and David Stern of the University of California Berkeley shared their insights on career academies as an effective way of preparing students for postsecondary education and careers Career academies prepare students for success through a research backed model that includes Career Technical Education CTE curricula work based learning experiences and business partner expertise Stern discussed recent studies showing that students participating in career academies have improved grades attendance credits earned and are more likely to stay in high school than similar students who are not in career academies In California where more than half of students entering career academies meet certain high risk categories Stern reported that 95 percent of career academy seniors graduate on time compared to the statewide graduation rate of 85 percent Hoye also discussed the recent federal level policy focus on career academies and what that could mean for CTE Hoye stated that quality and proven practice should drive policy that in class time is not equal to proficiency that real world application should be stressed as part of education and that the workplace is a powerful extension of the classroom From research policy and practice perspectives career academies have proven to be an effective mechanism for implementing high quality CTE Kara Herbertson Education Policy Analyst Tags career academies This entry was posted on Monday June 25th 2012 at 8 10 am and is filed under National Career Clusters Institute 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 13 September 2015 11 August 2015

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  • Legislative Update: Budget, ED Priorities, DOL Priorities « NASDCTEc Blog
    Update Budget ED Priorities DOL Priorities House Marks Up Budget Resolution Rep Paul Ryan Chairman of the House Budget Committee released his budget resolution this week which will serve as a blueprint for the House as the appropriations process moves forward The budget passed committee by a vote of 19 18 The resolution sets the FY13 discretionary cap at 1 028 trillion which is 19 billion below the cap set by the Budget Control Act last summer The proposal would cut education training employment and social services programs by 16 4 billion which is 22 percent below FY12 levels The resolution specifically targets Federal job training and workforce programs calling them duplicative and proposing to streamline the system and consolidate existing programs into career scholarship programs Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid NV has said that the Senate will adhere to the spending levels set in the Budget Control Act and will not release a budget resolution Secretary Duncan Testifies Before Congress Secretary of Education Arne Duncan testified before the House Labor Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday to discuss the budget and policy priorities of Department of Education Duncan spoke about some CTE specific proposals such as increased funding for career academies and community colleges He also addressed the need to reauthorize the Perkins Act The Administration s reauthorization proposal would transform CTE by increasing the focus on outcomes and career pathways that ensure that what students learn in school is more closely aligned with the demands of the 21 st century economy while creating stronger linkages between secondary and postsecondary education The proposal would also promote innovation and reform in CTE A number of members from both sides of the aisle expressed concern that the President s budget would cut or freeze existing programs in exchange for funding new programs such as the Community College to Career Fund Secretary Solis Testifies Before Congress Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis testified before the House Education and the Workforce Committee this week about the budget and policy priorities of the Department of Labor Solis began her testimony by saying that the labor market grew stronger last year and that over 2 million private sector jobs were created while the unemployment rate fell in 48 states However there is still work to be done and the President s budget outlines the steps his administration intends to take to address unemployment and the skills gap As we told you after the President s State of the Union address he plans to create an economy built to last founded on strengthening manufacturing energy education and skills training for individuals Secretary Solis outlined the proposed programs in the President s budget that would help address these issues For example the Community College to Career Fund would help community colleges to partner with business and industry to develop training programs for workers to enter high growth and high demand industries that meet the needs of local employers Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager Tags appropriations

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  • President Focuses on Education and Skills Training in State of the Union « NASDCTEc Blog
    Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee New ACT Advisory Board Aims to Improve Education Workforce Alignment Virginia Shares Plan for Promoting CTE Learning that works for America Throughout the State President Focuses on Education and Skills Training in State of the Union In his State of the Union address last night President Obama called keeping the middle class alive the defining issue of our time Throughout his speech he set out proposals to foster an economy built to last predicated on education a skilled workforce high paying jobs energy independence and fairness that would help bolster the middle class The President highlighted the skills gap that exists in industries such as manufacturing information technology and clean energy Growing industries in science and technology have twice as many openings as we have workers who can do the job In an effort to solve this problem he called for a national commitment to train two million individuals with the skills they need to land a job with a focus on partnerships between businesses and community colleges The President is scheduled to release his FY13 budget on February 13 We hope that his commitment to address the skills gap and provide resources for unemployed individuals will be reflected in his proposal for Perkins Act funding President Obama also focused on the current job training system saying that he wants to cut through the maze of confusing training programs so that from now on people have one program one website and one place to go for all the information and help they need His hope is that streamlining the system will get people back to work more quickly in the jobs that exist today and better prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow While he does not mention the Workforce Investment Act specifically the program has been due for reauthorization since 2003 and has been top priority for the both the House and the Senate this session Given the President s mention of the workforce system we are hopeful that this signals a desire to reauthorize WIA in the coming year The President also touched on other education issues such as high school dropouts calling on states to require students to stay in school until graduation or until they turn 18 In terms of college access and affordability the President urged Congress to keep student interest rates low and extend the tuition tax credit He also asked institutions of higher education to keep costs down and was blunt in his commitment to making postsecondary education more affordable saying If you can t stop tuition from going up the funding you get from taxpayers will go down Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager Tags budget community colleges Congress funding Graduation Rates Job training manufacturing middle class Perkins Post Secondary Access and Affordability postsecondary president skills gap WIA workforce This entry was posted on Thursday January 26th 2012 at 4 32 am and is filed under Legislation Public Policy

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  • employment « NASDCTEc Blog
    between CTE completion degree or certificate attainment and job opportunities CTE and similar programs are experiencing an increase in enrollments at a time graduate schools have seen a decline in student applications according to the article In fact CTE programs have seen a sharp increase in enrollment and many students may be waitlisted noted Tom Holdsworth SkillsUSA Associate Executive Director of the Office of Communications Government Relations There are a lot of careers that just require a certificate or a two year degree and a lot of those are paying above average wages in areas such as manufacturing architecture and construction Holdsworth said There are opportunities to earn good middle income wage but you have to have the right set of skills The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that middle skill jobs will make up approximately 45 percent of all job openings projected through 2014 according to the article Of the occupations that require postsecondary education those requiring an associate degree are projected to grow at the fastest rate of about 19 percent the article said Erin Uy Communications Marketing Manager By Erin in News Tags certification attainment credentials employment postsecondary Secondary Legislative Update Budget ED Priorities DOL Priorities Friday March 23rd 2012 House Marks Up Budget Resolution Rep Paul Ryan Chairman of the House Budget Committee released his budget resolution this week which will serve as a blueprint for the House as the appropriations process moves forward The budget passed committee by a vote of 19 18 The resolution sets the FY13 discretionary cap at 1 028 trillion which is 19 billion below the cap set by the Budget Control Act last summer The proposal would cut education training employment and social services programs by 16 4 billion which is 22 percent below FY12 levels The resolution specifically targets Federal job training and workforce programs calling them duplicative and proposing to streamline the system and consolidate existing programs into career scholarship programs Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid NV has said that the Senate will adhere to the spending levels set in the Budget Control Act and will not release a budget resolution Secretary Duncan Testifies Before Congress Secretary of Education Arne Duncan testified before the House Labor Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday to discuss the budget and policy priorities of Department of Education Duncan spoke about some CTE specific proposals such as increased funding for career academies and community colleges He also addressed the need to reauthorize the Perkins Act The Administration s reauthorization proposal would transform CTE by increasing the focus on outcomes and career pathways that ensure that what students learn in school is more closely aligned with the demands of the 21 st century economy while creating stronger linkages between secondary and postsecondary education The proposal would also promote innovation and reform in CTE A number of members from both sides of the aisle expressed concern that the President s budget would cut or freeze existing programs in exchange for funding new

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  • secondary to postsecondary « NASDCTEc Blog
    calling them duplicative and proposing to streamline the system and consolidate existing programs into career scholarship programs Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid NV has said that the Senate will adhere to the spending levels set in the Budget Control Act and will not release a budget resolution Secretary Duncan Testifies Before Congress Secretary of Education Arne Duncan testified before the House Labor Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday to discuss the budget and policy priorities of Department of Education Duncan spoke about some CTE specific proposals such as increased funding for career academies and community colleges He also addressed the need to reauthorize the Perkins Act The Administration s reauthorization proposal would transform CTE by increasing the focus on outcomes and career pathways that ensure that what students learn in school is more closely aligned with the demands of the 21 st century economy while creating stronger linkages between secondary and postsecondary education The proposal would also promote innovation and reform in CTE A number of members from both sides of the aisle expressed concern that the President s budget would cut or freeze existing programs in exchange for funding new programs such as the Community College to Career Fund Secretary Solis Testifies Before Congress Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis testified before the House Education and the Workforce Committee this week about the budget and policy priorities of the Department of Labor Solis began her testimony by saying that the labor market grew stronger last year and that over 2 million private sector jobs were created while the unemployment rate fell in 48 states However there is still work to be done and the President s budget outlines the steps his administration intends to take to address unemployment and the skills gap As we told you after the President s State of the Union address he plans to create an economy built to last founded on strengthening manufacturing energy education and skills training for individuals Secretary Solis outlined the proposed programs in the President s budget that would help address these issues For example the Community College to Career Fund would help community colleges to partner with business and industry to develop training programs for workers to enter high growth and high demand industries that meet the needs of local employers Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Legislation Public Policy Tags appropriations budget career academies community colleges Congress employment high demand jobs Innovation Job training Perkins secondary to postsecondary Secretary Duncan State Strategies Provide Lower Skilled Individuals with Postsecondary Options Friday March 25th 2011 More than half of jobs created by 2018 are projected to require some form of postsecondary education For lower skilled individuals with basic skills deficiencies maintaining employment may become a challenge Forty five percent of adults have a high school diploma or less Those hoping to earn a family sustaining wage may need to attain a postsecondary credential or certificate to increase their job prospects A recent report from the Center

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  • NCLB/ESEA « NASDCTEc Blog
    Appropriations Election 2012 Friday May 25th 2012 Tentative Date Set for Senate Appropriations Markup The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services and Education has tentatively scheduled markup of their FY13 appropriations bill for June 12 th As we previously reported the Labor HHS Education bill sets a 302 b funding level of 157 7 billion House Labor HHS Education Subcommittee Chairman Dennis Rehberg MT previously stated that he does not intend to mark up their bill until after the Supreme Court rules on the status of the Affordable Care Act which is expected to happen in late June Romney Provides Insight into Education Policy Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney MA focused on education this week On Tuesday he released the names of his team of education policy advisors You will recognize many of the names from the Bush Administration including former Secretary of Education Rod Paige former OVAE Assistant Secretary Carol D Amico and former ETA Assistant Secretary Emily DeRocco A complete list can be found here On Wednesday Governor Romney gave a speech at the U S Chamber of Commerce setting forth his education policies The overarching theme of the speech centered on increased parental choice especially for low income and special need students as a way to expand opportunities for students While he did not mention CTE specifically he did state S ince we live in a twenty first century economy that increasingly demands a college education efforts at improvement can t stop at high school s end Students must have access to a wide variety of options that will give them the skills they need for successful careers In a white paper released on Wednesday A Chance For Every Child Mitt Romney s Plan for Restoring the Promise of American Education Governor Romney laid out more details of this proposed education policies K 12 Education Make Title I and IDEA funds portable so that eligible students can choose which school to attend and bring funding with them Require states to adopt open enrollment policies for students receiving Title I and IDEA funds and to eliminate caps on charter and digital schools Replace federally mandated school interventions with a requirement that states create public report cards that evaluate each school on its contribution to student learning Consolidate federal teacher quality programs and offer states flexible block grants if they adopt policies to advance and reward teacher quality Eliminate unnecessary certification requirements that discourage new teachers such as the highly qualified teacher requirement Higher Education Consolidate duplicative and complex financial aid programs within the Department of Education Increase private sector participation in the student loan market in providing information financing and education itself Encourage market entry by innovative new education models emphasize skill attainment instead of time spent in the classroom and support research and development Repeal confusing and unnecessary regulations that primarily serve to drive costs higher and replace them with common sense reforms that ensure appropriate student outcomes Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Public Policy Tags accountability appropriations Congress funding highly qualified teachers NCLB ESEA OVAE Public Policy skills Legislative Update Appropriations Global Competitiveness Thursday March 8th 2012 Congress Seeks Support for Perkins Funding As the FY13 appropriations process gets underway Members of Congress in both the House and Senate are circulating Dear Colleague sign on letters asking other members to support Perkins Act funding The House letter is authored by Congressional CTE Caucus co chairs Reps Glenn Thompson PA and James Langevin RI and the Senate letter is led by Sen Richard Blumenthal CT After signatures have been collected the letters will be sent to the Labor Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittees in the House and Senate Please contact your Members of Congress to ask them to sign the letters to support CTE funding You can reach your Members of Congress by calling the U S Capitol Switchboard at 202 224 3121 The deadline for the House letter is Friday March 16 and the deadline for the Senate letter is March 23 Senate Global Competitiveness Hearing Focuses on CTE Yesterday the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing The Key to America s Global Competitiveness A Quality Education which is part of a series focused on rebuilding the middle class In his opening statement Ranking Member Michael Enzi WY said that there is a major deficit of skilled workers in this country which threatens our ability to grow our economy He went on to say The federal government does have a role to play in improving the education of our nation s children through programs supported under the Head Start Act the Elementary and Secondary Act Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and the Higher Education Act Dr Richard Murnane from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education pointed out that not all high students want or need to pursue a four year college degree Many want to enroll in two year vocationally oriented education and training programs Some want to pursue traditional trades such as plumber and electrician and others want to enter new trades many related to technology and health These trades some old and some new provide many opportunities to do valuable work and to earn a good living He was clear however that all students should graduate college and career ready because most jobs require some education or training beyond high school Chairman Tom Harkin IA asked the witnesses what the best way is to get business and industry to work with high schools to train students for jobs Dr Murnane said that career academies are doing this well by connecting schools with employers and helping students learn the technical and cognitive skills necessary to succeed in the workplace Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Legislation Public Policy Tags appropriations budget business and industry career academies college and career readiness Congress funding global competition Job training NCLB ESEA Perkins postsecondary Secondary Legislative Update ESEA Higher Education

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  • Legislative Update: Senate Releases WIA Discussion Draft « NASDCTEc Blog
    However many LEAs are concerned that they might violate the prohibition against supplanting if they replace the local contribution with Title I Part A funds in a subsequent year ED confirmed that LEAs taking this approach will not be considered in violation of the Supplement Not Supplant requirement The acceptance of this approach is relevant for Career Technical Education CTE because it could set a precedent for the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Perkins as states and locals seek to continue funding CTE programs despite any decreases in federal funding Senate WIA Discussion Draft After holding a hearing on the Workforce Investment Act WIA last week the Senate released this week its first discussion draft for reauthorization of the legislation While NASDCTEc was pleased with many components of the draft such as its inclusion of career pathways throughout the bill and the removal of the sequence of services provision we were concerned with a proposal to fund One Stop infrastructure and other activites directly from the state allocations of One Stop partner programs While only postsecondary Perkins programs offer training services as partners in the One Stop system under WIA Perkins funding supports both secondary and postsecondary CTE programs with the decision of how to split overall funding between secondary and postsecondary CTE made by each individual state The 1 5 percent contribution proposed in the WIA draft would mean a loss of nearly 17 million overall that would then come from Perkins administrative funds resulting in a 30 percent cut to the administrative funds that are available to most states This issue has been a longstanding one within WIA legislation and will likely continue to be a sticking point as Congress proceeds with WIA reauthorization The Senate WIA proposal is only currently in draft form and staff provided comments on the draft legislation and will continue to work with Senate staff on this issue Bill for Grant to Address Skills Gap Through Community Colleges and Businesses Yesterday Representative George Miller D CA and Senator Al Franken D MN announced that they will soon introduce legislation intended to close the skills gap by developing and strengthening partnerships between community and technical colleges and business and industry The Community College to Career Fund Act would create a competitive grant program to encourage partnerships between two year postsecondary institutions and business and industry Partnerships would focus on creating job experiences such as apprenticeships and on the job training that allow participants to receive college credit while gaining hands on experience By preparing individuals with high demand skills the bill aims for businesses to locate and invest in the U S and for communities to maintain their local talent Additional highlights of the Community College to Career Fund include The fund will support pathways entrepreneurship for 5 million small business owners over three years including a six week online training course on entrepreneurship and an intensive six month training program resulting in entrepreneurship certification for 100 000 small business owners

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  • CTE Month: CTE Success Map Highlights Top Programs « NASDCTEc Blog
    Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee CTE Month Tell the Nation that CTE Works Center for American Progress Proposal Targets Perkins Funding CTE Month CTE Success Map Highlights Top Programs NASDCTEc has launched the CTE Success Map a collection of data from CTE schools and colleges that have demonstrated success in graduating students sending students to college and putting them on a path to earn postsecondary credentials CTE is working across the nation enabling students and helping to close the skills gap Visit the CTE Success Map and click on a state to see where CTE has been making strides in Secondary graduation rates College going rates two and four year Postsecondary credential attainment rates These data points help tell the CTE story and help us advocate for funding and policies that support your schools and colleges View examples from the CTE Success Map including Virginia C S Monroe Technology Center 98 graduation rate and 99 placement after high school New Jersey Academy for Information and Technology 100 graduation rate and 100 college going rate Texas Frido Independent School District CTE Center 98 graduation rate and 93 college going rate Ohio Cuyahoga Valley Career Center 99 graduation rate and 96 placement after high school Idaho ADA Professional Technical Centers 100 graduation rate and 98 7 college going rate Do you have CTE success to share Complete our survey and we will add your school or college to our CTE Success Map View more ways to recognize CTE Month here Kara Herbertson Education Policy Analyst Tags Data Graduation Rates This entry was posted on Tuesday February 7th 2012 at 8 46 am and is filed under Research Resources You can follow any responses to this entry

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