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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Spring Meeting Recap Career Pathways Systems and Performance Based Funding Inside International CTE Australia This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK VP By the end of the decade we need 1 3 million IT jobs 600 000 nurses 100 000 high skilled manufacturing jobs https www whitehouse gov the press office 2015 04 24 fact sheet administration announces new commitments support president 0 More GRAPHIC OF THE WEEK The Bloomberg Recruiter Report Job Skills Companies Want But Can t Get Bloomberg surveyed corporations to find out what skills are missing from recent MBA graduates Though the survey is focused on this demographic this chart provides insight into what businesses are looking for in their employees More REPORT OF THE WEEK Employer Perspectives on Competency Based Education Employers weigh in on how competency based education CBE impacts hiring A survey of 500 hiring managers found that there is very little awareness around CBE and how hiring credential bearing graduates may benefit them and their organization More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Lifelong Learning Skills for College and Career Readiness Considerations for education policy The College Career Readiness Success Center CCRS developed an annotated bibliography of the research into lifelong learning skills the skills needed to master a subject and translate knowledge into action From the bibliography CCRS Center developed a brief summarizing the policy considerations for including lifelong learning skills in educational objectives More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Friday April 24th 2015 at 1 15 pm and is filed under News Publications Research Resources You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed

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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 CTE Month Celebrating CTE Across the Country Inside Scoop from the State of the Union Address This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK NRAEF Amazing stat RT CTEWorks CCRSCenter The HS grad rate for CTE concentrators is about 90 10 higher than national average CTEMonth More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Jobs in Health Care on the Rise but Skills Gap Prevents Hiring Columbus is facing a skills gap particularly in health care and insurance sectors New York City has over 33 000 jobs available in STEM fields and Houston can t find employees for petrochemical and industrial and commercial construction jobs Career Technical Education is a way to educate students in these fields but even more needs to be done to insure industry needs are being met This includes the collection of real time labor market data and working with industry leadership to determine their needs better funding and scalable solutions that can be adopted across fields More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Check out our new CTEWorks YouTube page where you can find CTE advocacy videos along with seven video previews 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 More TOOL OF THE WEEK The College and Career Readiness and Success CCRS Center updated their interactive map to include eight territories including American Samoa the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands the Federated States of Micronesia Guam the Republic of Palau the Republic of the Marshall Islands Puerto Rico and the U S Virgin Islands to showcase how these areas are improving college and career readiness More CTE MONTH RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Check out the Association for Career and Technical Education for their variety of resources for CTE Month It s not too late to get involved so make sure to take a look at their fact sheets sample press release CTE Month logo and more More Tags cte CTE Month resources Tools This entry was posted on Friday February 20th 2015 at 2 13 pm and is filed under NASDCTEc Resources News Publications Resources 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

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  • Tools « NASDCTEc Blog
    CTE Friday February 20th 2015 TWEET OF THE WEEK NRAEF Amazing stat RT CTEWorks CCRSCenter The HS grad rate for CTE concentrators is about 90 10 higher than national average CTEMonth More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Jobs in Health Care on the Rise but Skills Gap Prevents Hiring Columbus is facing a skills gap particularly in health care and insurance sectors New York City has over 33 000 jobs available in STEM fields and Houston can t find employees for petrochemical and industrial and commercial construction jobs Career Technical Education is a way to educate students in these fields but even more needs to be done to insure industry needs are being met This includes the collection of real time labor market data and working with industry leadership to determine their needs better funding and scalable solutions that can be adopted across fields More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Check out our new CTEWorks YouTube page where you can find CTE advocacy videos along with seven video previews 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 More TOOL OF THE WEEK The College and Career Readiness and Success CCRS Center updated their interactive map to include eight territories including American Samoa the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands the Federated States of Micronesia Guam the Republic of Palau the Republic of the Marshall Islands Puerto Rico and the U S Virgin Islands to showcase how these areas are improving college and career readiness More CTE MONTH RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Check out the Association for Career and Technical Education for their variety of resources for CTE Month

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  • Publications « NASDCTEc Blog
    and technical education and address the workforce needs of New Jersey employers More ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation opens scholarship application process for both students and educators for 2015 The application deadline for scholarships is May 2015 Scholarships for students are primarily focused on high school students pursuing post secondary studies involving the hospitality restaurant food service sector Scholarships for educators are for those who teach in culinary programs More INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE OF THE WEEK The OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development FPLD new website is now live The new website includes a new comprehensive database of Forum materials including country fact sheets on partnership models examples of local development projects thematic handbooks publications and events proceedings More PARTNER UPDATE OF THE WEEK Show us your STEM Change the Equation launched a new crowdsourcing effort bringing together individuals STEM programs and business to showcase how STEM impacts students across the country You can share a story engage online make a video or a Vine More Tags International news Scholarship Posted in NASDCTEc Resources News Publications Research Resources Comments Off This Week in CTE December 12th 2014 TWEET OF THE WEEK codeorg Today Obama became the 1st US President to write a computer program HourOfCode WhiteHouse http www wired com 2014 12 obama becomes first president write computer program More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK The Year of Career Pathways Congress Restores the Ability to Benefit Mary Alice McCarthy Senior Policy Analyst in the Education Policy Program at New America discusses the gains congress made in Career Technical Education CTE this year including the reauthorization of Workforce Investment Act of 1998 now the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act as well as moving forward in supporting adult students who may have not completed high school through the Pell grant In a time when Democrats and Republicans can agree on precious little they are finding common ground on the need to help Americans build postsecondary skills and credentials said McCarthy More INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Why UK Women Miss Out on Science and Technology Careers Women in the UK are highly underrepresented in STEM careers especially compared to several countries in Latin America and South Asia who have much higher proportions of women working in STEM professions Women make up only 13 percent of STEM professionals even falling behind some developing countries More REPORT OF THE WEEK The Certification Revolution As part of last week s Education for Upward Mobility event Tamar Jacoby prepared a paper and presented on how CTE impacts anti poverty and education reform agendas More VIDEO OF THE WEEK ACTE announced the 2015 PSA winners You can find the first second and third place PSA s on ACTE s YouTube page More WEBINAR OF THE WEEK WIOA Consultation Integrated Management Information System December 16 2014 2 3 PM ET A listening session opportunity for stakeholders to provide input and feedback on the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act WIOA regarding guidelines for the states to develop and establish a fiscal and management accountability information system More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags Articles International news Publications reports Webinars Posted in News Publications Research Resources Webinars Comments Off This Week in CTE December 5th 2014 TWEET OF THE WEEK Vice President Biden VP My wife has an expression she says community colleges are the best kept secret in America VP Biden at CollegeOpportunity summit RESEARCH REPORT OF THE WEEK The State of Employer Engagement in CTE We released a new report exploring how employers are partnering with the Career Technical Education CTE enterprise to help prepare students for success in careers The report drew from a survey of 47 State CTE Directors as well as a dozen interviews to understand how and in what ways employers were engaging with CTE across the country and to illuminate the state s role in fostering employer engagement More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Complete College America Launches Powerful New Data Portal Click your state to see a snapshot of its progress and student success data in college completion Then visit in the coming months to see a comprehensive up to date collection of state and campus level data More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Importing the German Approach to Career Building Amy Liu Co Director and Senior Fellow at Metropolitan Policy Program discusses her recent trip to Germany and how their dual learning program combines academic and work based skills Rather than limit teenagers life choices the system provides young people with opportunities to attain a college degree or management training alongside paid practical work experience said Liu More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags news Publications Research This Week Posted in News Publications Research Resources Uncategorized Comments Off New Report The State of Employer Engagement in CTE December 3rd 2014 Today the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc released a new report exploring how employers are partnering with the CTE enterprise to help prepare students for success in careers The report drew from a survey of 47 State CTE Directors as well as a dozen interviews to understand how and in what ways employers were engaging with CTE across the country and to illuminate the state s role in fostering employer engagement Overwhelmingly the State Directors reported that employer engagement has increased over the past decade and they expect this growth to continue in the next five years As the second installment in the State of Career Technical Education series the report also examined the wide range of levers that states are using through state and federal policy At the state level the most common tools used to foster employer engagement include interagency collaboration and pilot initiatives as well as standards development and credentials selection Via the federal Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act states also have the flexibility to levy additional requirements beyond what is detailed in the law for locals seeking Perkins funds More than 40 states said they

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  • National Council for Agricultural Education Releases Revised Content Standards « NASDCTEc Blog
    developed as part of the 2003 U S Department of Education USDE Career Clusters Project Last revised in 2009 the new version of the standards have a number of advancements with the revision focused on ensuring that they Reflect essential and up to date knowledge and skills that students need to be ready for early career success in a variety of AFNR disciplines Provide a sound basis upon which to design AFNR related Career and Technical Education CTE courses and Provide a sound basis for developing end of course program assessments to measure students attainment of essential disciplinary knowledge and skills Another goal of this revision project was to identify strategies for encouraging greater adoption and use at the state and local level One way we did this was by partnering with NASDCTEc to fully align our work to the Common Career Technical Core CCTC Career Ready Practices and the AFNR Career Cluster standards to encourage State Directors of CTE to see them as a viable resource to build courses in the AFNR cluster and assess performance as well as to help agricultural educators better demonstrate how their students perform within the CCTC Prior to the 2015 revision the correlation and alignment between this standards set and the AFNR CCTC had been vague The standards were also cross walked to several other key frameworks including the Next Generation Science Standards the Common Core Standards and the National Standards for Financial Literacy The AFNR Career Cluster Content Standards provide state agricultural education leaders and educators with a high quality rigorous set of standards to guide what students should know and be able to do after completing a program of study in each of the eight AFNR career pathways State leaders and local educators are encouraged to use the standards as a guide for the development of well planned curriculum and assessments for AFNR related CTE programs These standards are intended to help shape the design of all components of an agricultural education program including Classroom and laboratory instruction Career and Technical Student Organization CTSO experiences through organizations such as the National FFA Organization and the Post Secondary Agriculture Students Organization PAS Work based learning experiences such as Supervised Agricultural Experience SAE Programs and internships Just as agriculture varies throughout our nation and around the world so will our agricultural education programs While adoption and use of these standards is voluntary states and local entities are encouraged to adapt the standards to meet local needs States should explore these standards in conjunction with state and local advisory committees to determine what is most relevant and appropriate for their students in providing that all important link between the school and the business community The AFNR industry is a highly technical and ever changing sector of the global economy upon which everyone is dependent We will continue to meet national and global demand for a safe and abundant food fiber and fuel supply only if we invest in the growth and development of the

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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 CTE Research Review Jobs Jobs and More Jobs National Council for Agricultural Education Releases Revised Content Standards This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK In convo w BethAkersEd CTEWorks discusses the biz case for why employers should invest in CTE http t co FJ7cW7awIv Martha Ross MarthaHRoss August 24 2015 ARTICLE OF THE WEEK 25 Ways to Strengthen Workforce Education A California Community College task force comprised of representatives from community colleges businesses labor groups and public agencies has released 25 recommendations to strengthen workforce education and close the skills gap in the state More VIDEO OF THE WEEK Hawaii high school students created videos around the prompt What does CTE mean to you Check out the top three finalists in the video contest More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK National Skills Coalition launched the first ever scan of sector partnership policies in all 50 states The study found that 21 states have specific policies to support local sector partnerships See how your state measures up More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Friday August 28th 2015 at 2 07 pm and is filed under News Resources 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

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  • Educators Rising « NASDCTEc Blog
    for high needs areas like Career Technical Education CTE science technology engineering and mathematics STEM English as a second language ESL and special education While demand is exploding our supply is drying up An alarming recent ACT report showed the future teacher pipeline narrowing even further with only five percent of high school seniors taking the ACT indicating a desire to pursue a career as an educator Each year that number is decreasing Our existing teacher pipeline isn t getting the job done The good news is that CTE is perfectly positioned to play a crucial role in the solution to this pressing issue Creating and spreading high impact Education and Training programs focused on cultivating skilled K 12 educators is a must To meet labor market needs and develop the teaching workforce our country deserves teacher recruitment must become more proactive and start earlier Young people can get excited about the potential impact and leadership of a career in education but essentially only when they engage with substantive authentic opportunities to test drive teaching Most teachers are homegrown in fact over 60 percent of teachers teach within 20 miles of where they went to high school The next generation of each community s teachers whom everyone is counting on to be highly skilled and well prepared on day one are already in our classrooms right now but as students Encouraging CTE models are out there it s time to double down and take them to scale The Teacher Academy of Maryland program developed in partnership with Towson University and the Maryland State Department of Education offers CTE students ParaPro the certification exam for school based paraprofessionals This along with dual credit partnerships elegantly addresses the question of how to embed a professional certification into a high school level CTE program that aims students towards a career that requires a bachelor s degree The Mississippi Department of Education recently revamped its Teacher Academy curriculum to align with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards vision of accomplished teaching This raises the bar for the prestige and impact of programs and opens the doors for current National Board Certified Teachers from many content areas to become outstanding CTE instructors in new Teacher Academy programs The Arizona Department of Education commissioned an Educator Retention and Recruitment Report with a top recommendation Develop high school programs such as Educators Rising to encourage students to evaluate the field of education as they review their options for post secondary studies A newly revitalized career technical student organization CTSO partner is ready to support the effort Earlier this month the Future Educators Association evolved to become Educators Rising a transformed 21 st century national network of aspiring educators Educators Rising a member of the National Coordinating Council of Career and Technical Student Organizations offers all of the classic CTSO opportunities competitions conferences scholarships leadership opportunities with no dues students and teacher leaders join for free directly through the new EdRising Virtual Campus an online platform packed

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  • Resources « NASDCTEc Blog
    for many underserved students Yet the authors caution that policymakers should pay keen attention to the transfer process to protect the credits students have earned in order to create an efficient seamless process for college attainment Data Data Data The National Center for Education Statistics NCES released a new brief in its Data Point series that looks at the relationship between education and work credentials Analyzing the U S Census Bureau s Survey of Income and Program Participation NCES found that more than one in five adults nearly a quarter have a work credential Of these 71 percent have a license and 29 percent have a certification Also more than half of those holding a work credential have less than a bachelor s degree NCES also released two new data sets of note An update to its High School Longitudinal Study which includes a look at CTE coursetaking Trends in high school dropout and completion rates from 1972 2012 Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate Posted in News Publications Research Resources Uncategorized Comments Off This Week in CTE June 26th 2015 TWEET OF THE WEEK CTE and STEM Education Two Sides of the Same Vital Coin http t co u1MLugPZJd CTEWorks VSGersing Kelli Wells KelliLWells June 22 2015 ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Kaine s CTE Push Wins a White House Nod Earlier this week President Barack Obama expanded the U S Presidential Scholars Program to include up to 20 CTE students per year a big win for Senator Tim Kaine who led the charge More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Reflect Transform Lead Five Year Progress Reports This week NASDCTEc released five progress reports looking back at five years of the CTE Vision Learn what successes and achievements we ve accomplished and what work still needs to be done More INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE OF THE WEEK The Government Confirms that it has Smashed its Target of Supporting 20 000 Higher Apprenticeship Starts For the past two years The United Kingdom has not only increased the number of people participating in apprenticeships but also improved the quality of those apprenticeships The government will support another three million apprenticeships by 2020 More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Posted in NASDCTEc Announcements NASDCTEc Resources News Publications Resources Comments Off A look back at five years of the NASDCTEc Vision June 25th 2015 Five years ago the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc with support from all 50 states released Reflect Transform Lead A New Vision for Career Technical Education This bold document laid out key principles and actions the community needed to take for CTE to reach its full promise in the years ahead Since 2010 the landscape has changed dramatically and CTE has advanced in many significant ways To take stock of what has and hasn t been accomplished since 2010 NASDCTEc today is releasing a series of Five Year Progress Reports on each of the five principles CTE is critical to ensuring that the United States leads in global competitiveness CTE actively partners with employers to design and provide high quality dynamic programs CTE prepares students to succeed in further education and careers CTE is delivered through comprehensive programs of study aligned to The National Career Clusters Framework and CTE is a results driven system that demonstrates a positive return on investment These briefs celebrate our collective accomplishments but also aim to motivate us on where more work is needed for CTE to fully meet the needs of students employers and our economy Read the Progress Reports here Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Posted in NASDCTEc Resources News Publications Resources Comments Off This Week in CTE June 19th 2015 TWEET OF THE WEEK Happening now Hillary s discussing how job training and apprenticeships can help Americans get ahead http t co Tm1GV0A52P Hillary for SC HillaryforSC June 17 2015 ARTICLE OF THE WEEK CTE and STEM Education Two Sides of the Same Vital Coin Career Technical Education is key to improving STEM literacy and interest among students for a variety of reasons This includes providing access to underrepresented students adding relevance to STEM subjects through hand on and work based learning and integrating the business community Read More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Transforming Career Counseling Bridging School to Career in the Workforce of the Future The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council SME and Bray Strategies released a paper outlining recommendations to improve the career guidance counseling system in middle and high schools Read More WEBINAR OF THE WEEK In partnership with the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center NASDCTEc is conducting a webinar exploring the highly successful Simulated Workplace system in West Virginia Register Today Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Posted in NASDCTEc Resources News Publications Research Resources Webinars Comments Off This Week in CTE June 12th 2015 TWEET OF THE WEEK IN Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann speaks to the power of secondary career training and counseling CTEWorks pic twitter com o7eShdPNMm Patrick Biggerstaff BiggerstaffIN June 9 2015 ARTICLE OF THE WEEK I Got a Good Job Right Out of High School Thanks to CTE Joseph Neyhart entered his freshman year in college with 26 credits under his belt is studying engineering and has a full year internship at General Motors which he credits to his high school experience at Toledo Technology Academy More MEDIA OF THE WEEK Earlier this week National Journal hosted a forum of experts on the Higher Education Act looking back at the last 50 years and discussing what needs to happen to move forward More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK New America has developed an interactive map that provides insight into what policies states have adopted in college and career readiness More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Posted in News Resources Comments Off Inside International CTE Netherlands June 2nd 2015 This interview with Martin van Os an educational advisor explores the CTE VET system in the Netherlands Van Os began his career as a physics teacher became a school principal coordinated the national in service courses for science and technology was the

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