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  • This Month in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    Busy CTE Month Comes to a Close This Month in CTE In lieu of our This Week in CTE series we are providing an overview of resources and information that came out of a stellar CTE month Thank you to all who participated and advocated for CTE this February TWEETS OF THE MONTH NRAEF Economists say millennials should consider careers in trades http n pr 1xCirYM via NPR CTEMonth cc CTEWorks actecareertech More You can also catch up on our Twitter chat with the College Career Readiness Success Center here ARTICLES OF THE MONTH What all Educators can Learn from CTE Teachers Due to new college and career readiness standards all teachers need to be trained and prepared to integrate learning opportunities into their lessons CTE teachers are a viable resource as providing real world hands on training to their students is integral to their teaching Teachers can focus on three areas to include technical and employability skills in their education More College Career Tech In Nashville Teens do Both Students in Nashville TN public schools are encouraged to take at least three Career and Technical Education courses by the time they graduate often leading them to certifications they can use directly after high school and college credit if they decide to continue their education More Michigan Awards 50M for Skilled Trades Training Michigan awarded 18 community colleges 50 million towards equipment and training benefiting an estimated 34 000 graduates More MEDIA OF THE MONTH Find out the top 10 metropolitan areas for engineers More This infographic shows how Ohio is preparing students to be globally competitive More The American Association of Community Colleges released an infographic on 2015 Community College facts More EVENTS OF THE MONTH Students showed their stuff on Capitol Hill for CTE Month More Association for Career and Technical Education hosted a school visit at Montgomery College where we heard from stellar students on how CTE has influenced their education and career goals along with community partners and educators on what makes their programs of study such a success More NASDCTEc RESOURCES OF THE MONTH CTE and Student Achievement Fact Sheet Get the facts on students who engage in high quality CTE More NASDCTEc Webinars In case you missed them NASDCTEc held two webinars this month First we provided an overview of our 2014 State Policy Review highlighting trends in policy in each state Second we took a deep look into Alabama and Kansas to see how they engage employers in CTE More NASDCTEc YouTube Videos This month we updated our YouTube channel with eight new videos Seven are based on the workshops based on the book developed in partnership with the Center for Occupational Research and Development The Career Pathways Effect Linking Education and Economic Prosperity covering topics aimed at supporting CTE practitioners and leaders in the implementations and improvement of career pathways The eighth video provides an overview of the development process for the Common Career and Technical Core More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate

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  • NASDCTEc Resources « NASDCTEc Blog
    Lower in Higher Grades A new poll by Gallup finds students in elementary and middle school are more optimistic about job prospects than those in high school Only about half of students grades 10 through 12 strongly agreed with the statement I know I will find a good job after I graduate compared to 68 percent of fifth graders that strongly agree Read More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Delivering Career Technical Education Fact Sheet We recently released a fact sheet Delivering Career Technical Education providing a quick overview of the variety of systems career technical education is delivered through from comprehensive high schools to career academies Read More ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK NASDCTEc and ACTE Release State Policies Impacting CTE 2014 Year in Review February 5 NASDCTEc and the Association for Career Technical Education released State Policies Impacting CTE 2014 Year in Review providing a state by state review of policy changes impacting CTE during 2014 across the country To learn more read our blog post press release and full report CTE MONTH Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proclaimed February CTE Month Read More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags Announcements CTE Month news Research Webinars Posted in NASDCTEc Announcements NASDCTEc Resources News Publications Research Resources Comments Off Interest in State CTE Policy Growing Across the Country February 5th 2015 For the second consecutive year a significant number of states have developed and implemented new policies and programs to advance Career Technical Education CTE at the secondary and postsecondary levels In a new publication State Policies Impacting CTE 2014 Year in Review legislative and regulatory bodies in 46 states and the District of Columbia approved roughly 150 policies relevant to CTE The paper was jointly authored by NASDCTEc and the Association for Career and Technical Education This continued interest shows a growing awareness in using CTE as a means to increase postsecondary credential attainment provide students with real world experience and prepare a workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain the nation s competitive edge the paper argues The paper is the second installment in the Year in Review series The inaugural paper from 2013 can be viewed here The legislation and policies collected in these papers does not imply an endorsement by NADSCTEc ACTE or state CTE leaders Rather the hope is that by collecting these policies into one document NASDCTEc and ACTE can continue to inform the community and in turn lead to the adoption of positive CTE policies across the 50 states While funding activity grabbed the top spot for the second year in a row industry partnerships and work based learning emerged as a newly popular category with 28 states passing legislation or approving policies designed to accelerate employer engagement with CTE and offer real work experiences for students Policymakers maintained their interest related to high school students earning college credit as well as how credit transfers across institutions States such as Nevada approved a new policy in 2014 to develop statewide articulation agreements for all CTE programs of study to ensure that earned credit in an approved program has total transferability While several of the policy areas that were active in 2013 were also prominent in 2014 there were a few exceptions notably governance Fewer states made changes to CTE governance structures or clarified regulatory authority in 2014 than in the year prior Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate Tags ACTE Articulation dual credit Employer Engagement funding Nevada work based learning Posted in NASDCTEc Resources Public Policy Publications Research Resources Comments Off Register Today for Upcoming Webinars February 2nd 2015 There s still time to register for NASDCTEc s upcoming webinars 2014 State CTE Policy Review February 5 2015 3 4 p m ET States are increasingly looking to CTE as a means to help close the skills gap and boost the number of people with a postsecondary credential Join us as we step through the major state policy trends affecting CTE from 2014 including new laws executive actions and regulatory activity This webinar will coincide with the release of the second annual 2014 State CTE Policy Review a joint publication from ACTE and NASDCTEc Speakers Catherine Imperatore Research Manager Association for Career and Technical Education Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium Register Today Employer Engagement State Perspectives February 10 2015 2 3 p m ET Join us for an in depth discussion as we take a closer look at how Alabama and Kansas in concert with their employer partners work together to inform align and enhance their CTE systems at the secondary and postsecondary levels This webinar is the second in a series on employer engagement To learn more about employer engagement in CTE check out our newest report Speakers Dr Philip C Cleveland Alabama State Director of CTE and Workforce Development George Clark President Manufacture Alabama and Chair of the Alabama Workforce Investment Board Dr Blake Flanders Vice President of Workforce Development Kansas Board of Regents Keven Ward Public Sector Consultant Trane Register Today Tags Alabama Employer Engagement kansas state policy Webinars Posted in Meetings and Events NASDCTEc Resources Resources Uncategorized Webinars Comments Off This Week in CTE January 23rd 2015 TWEET OF THE WEEK US Labor Department USDOL Jan 20 Apprenticeship is an earn while you learn training model that works Find opportunities http www dol gov apprenticehsip SOTU More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Top 5 Issues for 2015 Expanded Education Learn about the top five issues states will likely address this year including school readiness for all academic success for at risk populations and innovative state accountability systems More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Consortia Formation and Characteristics under Perkins IV The National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education released the first two units of a five unit training that shares data and findings from a recent study of consortia formation under the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 More VIDEO OF THE WEEK Federal Flash Weekly Video

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  • Poll finds overwhelming support for more CTE, internships in high school « NASDCTEc Blog
    Finance Committee Senate CTE Caucus Hosts Briefing on CTE and the Skills Gap Why Is Workplace Safety Training Important Poll finds overwhelming support for more CTE internships in high school A new PDK Gallup poll released Tuesday showed 87 percent of Americans believe high school students should receive more education about possible career choices Further a majority of Americans agreed that the factors that help students get a good job include working on a real world project possessing employability skills such as teamwork and dependability and having a mentor or advisor These results came from the second installment of the 46 th annual PDK Gallup poll Be sure to check out our coverage of the first data release here which primarily focused on the Common Core State Standards The findings add to a growing cadre of support for CTE in preparing students for success in both college and careers The disaggregated survey results were filtered into the following categories national total public school parents and political affiliation Public school parents strongly agreed that high school students should be required to participate in at least one paid or unpaid internship and should be allowed to earn credits toward graduation from instruction they receive outside of school or online However results were mixed about whether students should specialize in a career area of their choice during high school Given the enthusiasm shown here for exposing students to more career opportunities there are clear opportunities to continue educating parents and the public about the benefits of CTE and further breakdown the mentality of CTE as an either or decision for students particularly when it comes to preparation for college and careers Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate Tags career readiness Gallup high schools internships work based learning This entry was posted on Thursday September

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  • high schools « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Posts Tagged high schools Poll finds overwhelming support for more CTE internships in high school Thursday September 18th 2014 A new PDK Gallup poll released Tuesday showed 87 percent of Americans believe high school students should receive more education about possible career choices Further a majority of Americans agreed that the factors that help students get a good job include working on a real world project possessing employability skills such as teamwork and dependability and having a mentor or advisor These results came from the second installment of the 46 th annual PDK Gallup poll Be sure to check out our coverage of the first data release here which primarily focused on the Common Core State Standards The findings add to a growing cadre of support for CTE in preparing students for success in both college and careers The disaggregated survey results were filtered into the following categories national total public school parents and political affiliation Public school parents strongly agreed that high school students should be required to participate in at least one paid or unpaid internship and should be allowed to earn credits toward graduation from instruction they receive outside of school or online However results were mixed about whether students should specialize in a career area of their choice during high school Given the enthusiasm shown here for exposing students to more career opportunities there are clear opportunities to continue educating parents and the public about the benefits of CTE and further breakdown the mentality of CTE as an either or decision for students particularly when it comes to preparation for college and careers Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags career readiness Gallup high schools internships work based learning AYPF Webinar This Week Rural High Schools Preparing Students through CTE and Dual Enrollment Monday July 25th 2011 The American Youth Policy Forum AYPF a nonprofit professional development organization for policymakers practitioners and researchers is holding a webinar this Thursday to describe how rural schools are preparing students for college and careers through dual enrollment and Career Technical Education CTE The webinar will feature speakers from two rural high schools as well as John White the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach at the U S Department of Education Read more Date Thursday 7 28 2011 Time 1 00 2 00 ET Click here to register for this webinar Kara Herbertson Education Policy Analyst kherbertson careertech org By Kara in News Webinars Tags college and career readiness dual enrollment high schools rural Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE

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  • internships « NASDCTEc Blog
    be allowed to earn credits toward graduation from instruction they receive outside of school or online However results were mixed about whether students should specialize in a career area of their choice during high school Given the enthusiasm shown here for exposing students to more career opportunities there are clear opportunities to continue educating parents and the public about the benefits of CTE and further breakdown the mentality of CTE as an either or decision for students particularly when it comes to preparation for college and careers Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags career readiness Gallup high schools internships work based learning Legislative Update ESEA Bills Introduced Friday October 21st 2011 Senate Marks Up ESEA The Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee met on Wednesday to begin markup the draft Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization bill introduced by Senator Tom Harkin IA last week The markup was threatened with delays when Senator Rand Paul KY objected to the Committee meeting longer than two hours after the Senate convened on Wednesday This is a procedural rule rarely employed in the Senate that is almost always waived Senator Paul was concerned that no hearing had been held on the bill this session 10 were held last session and he felt there was not enough time to review the bill before the markup On Thursday Senators Harkin and Enzi WY reached an agreement with Senator Paul that in exchange for dropping his objection the Committee will hold a hearing on the bill on November 8 The Committee reported the bill last night by a vote of 15 7 Three Republicans Senators Enzi Lamar Alexander TN and Mark Kirk IL joined all Democrats in voting for the bill Senator Harkin hopes to bring the bill to the floor for debate and a vote before Thanksgiving During the markup Senator Richard Blumenthal CT introduced an amendment to expand internships and apprenticeships with the goal of alleviating dropouts and providing skills training Because the amendment would require locals to use the money for this purpose several Senators opposed it but said they would support it if it were an allowable use of funds Blumenthal agreed to withdraw the amendment and change the language but wants to be sure that there are strong incentives for locals to use funding for internships and apprenticeships Bills Introduced Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act This week Senators Menendez NJ Reid NV Harkin IA Stabenow MI and Casey PA introduced S 1723 Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act The bill contains the provision of the American Jobs Act that provides 35 billion to create or protect education jobs as well as jobs for police officers and firefighters The jobs supported in this bill are not just teachers but any public school K12 employee However last night the Senate failed to invoke cloture on the bill by a vote of 50 50 All Republicans voted against it as did Senators Lieberman CT

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  • Inside International CTE: Papua New Guinea and the CTE System « NASDCTEc Blog
    government bodies reponsible for VET the Department of Education TVET Division the National Training Council and the National Apprenticeship and Trade Testing Board NATTB at the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the Office of Higher Education The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is responsible for setting the national standards and curriculum and they also administer the nation s apprenticeship program This fragmented system contributes to a lack of clarity about different roles making reform difficult and also leading to budgetary issues as outlined below Aligning Practice with Industry Needs I had the opportunity to visit one of the four main government run technical colleges Port Moresby Technical College called Pom Tech for short They accept students from across the country and currently enroll 628 students full time With only approximately 200 boarding spots available most students have to find their own housing which is extremely difficult in Port Moresby where housing is limited and expensive There are only 62 female students which is primarily because there are only that number of beds available to them at the school and staying outside is not feasible for women The school offers programs in 10 different trades with 30 different specialties and is in the process of adding four more including automotive electrical and refrigeration as soon as the standards and curriculum are approved Women are allowed to take any course they choose but the majority are in the printing pathway which includes desktop publishing graphics and offset printing The most popular courses for men are electrical and mechanical One additional dorm is reserved for the apprentice program Students work full time as apprentices but come to the school for eight weeks each year to study During the course of the three year program they earn Level One through Three certificates Pom Tech also serves as the Trade Testing Center Anyone can come and take tests beginning with Level One to be granted certificates and recognition for skills they have mdash no matter where they learned them Striking to me was the fact that in a country where mining and oil production are the biggest industries there were no courses in these fields offered to full time students Apparently this is because the companies doing this work mainly foreign companies provide their own training with some exceptions such as the short courses provided on demand to the companies by Pom Tech For instance a gold mine may send workers to Pom Tech for a four week course designed specifically for them These are only possible when the staff which appeared to be stretched has the time However industry involvement in the system is critical to its overall success and providing more than just apprenticeships is important to upgrading it By keeping training in these key areas as a function of companies there is no investment into the local workforce leading to more expenses in terms of either bringing in workers from abroad or having to hold these extensive training courses

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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Research Review Value of Higher Education Getting to Know Michigan This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK Report Only 23 of working age black adults in California hold bachelor s degrees http t co i8SRBjmxKZ Inside Higher Ed insidehighered May 28 2015 RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Indiana Career Technical Education Trend Data Indiana has some encouraging information showing the impact of CTE in the state including the fact that graduation rates of CTE concentrators are significantly above the overall average and only nine percent of concentrators require remediation compared to a state average of 23 percent More ARTICLES OF THE WEEK The National Journal has released a series of articles surrounding Career Technical Education featuring schools across the country Check out The High School Where Students Wear Scrubs The Classrooms Where Students are in Charge and What Do You Want to be When you Grow Up 101 to see innovative Career Technical Education happening in secondary settings WEBINARS OF THE WEEK The National Skills Coalition is hosting the Aligned by Design webinar series exploring how states can use the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act WIOA featuring our very own Kimberly Green along with national and local experts from across the country More DATA OF THE WEEK According to the American Association of Community Colleges community colleges contributed one million new postsecondary credentials in the 2013 2014 academic year through first time associate degrees four year credentials and community college certificates More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Friday May 29th 2015 at 11 22 am and is filed under News Publications Resources Webinars You can follow any responses to this entry through the

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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 CTE The Choice for All Students Excellence in Action Henderson County High School This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK APS Foundation If you re in business in CO not investing in education then you re not in business in CO Kelly Brough of DenChamber GradNation Read More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK School Reform for Rural America With one in four rural children living in poverty and the vast majority of the 50 U S counties with the highest child poverty rate being rural it is clear that much is to be done to improve the education system in rural communities Read More MEDIA OF THE WEEK This week we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week with this video Thankful to all of our CTE educators out there Watch the video REPORT OF THE WEEK The Economic Value of College Majors analyzes 137 college majors and their economic benefits The report includes a list of key findings one of which is that the top paying college majors like STEM and business earn 3 4 million more than the lowest paying majors such as early childhood education and the arts over a lifetime Read More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Friday May 8th 2015 at 1 23 pm and is filed under News Publications Research 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

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