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  • Facing the CTE Teacher Shortage webinar « 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 House passes Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act Duncan Stresses the Importance of CTE Facing the CTE Teacher Shortage webinar NASDCTEc hosted Facing the CTE Teacher Shortage a webinar which highlighted state examples from Alabama California and Oregon that are employing effective strategies for addressing the teacher shortage in CTE Presenters included Gwen Crawford Education Specialist for Career and Technical Education Teacher Certification Teacher Mentoring and New Teacher Institute at the Alabama Department of Education Dr Lloyd McCabe Policy Consultant in the Office of the Director at the Secondary Career and Adult Learning Division of the California Department of Education Susanne Daggett Human Resource Systems Educational Specialist at the Oregon Department of Education If you missed it don t worry You can access an archived version of the webinar here A PDF version of the Power Point slides is here Tags Alabama California Oregon Teacher Shortage Webinars This entry was posted on Friday September 18th 2009 at 11 36 am and is filed under NASDCTEc 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 October 2015

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=529 (2016-01-08)
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  • Teacher Shortage Undermines CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 ED Stakeholders Forum Race to the Top Investing in Innovation and SFSF Phase II NACTE Invites Comments on Federal Register on Perkins IV Implementation Teacher Shortage Undermines CTE The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that the fastest growing careers in 2008 would be in CTE fields such as healthcare and trade and industrial occupations However in order to cultivate a workforce to fill these jobs students will require training from quality secondary and postsecondary CTE teachers resources that are lacking across the nation due to a teacher shortage This crisis for CTE has been caused by student demand requiring more teachers teachers leaving the profession and the limited opportunities to cultivate new educators as teacher programs are eliminated NASDCTEc has authored Teacher Shortage Undermines CTE a brief that explores the reasons behind the shortage of teachers in CTE programs and what can be done to curb the declining numbers and recruit more individuals into CTE classrooms It also highlights examples from three states Oregon Alabama and California that serve as models for increasing the number of CTE teachers in their state You can access a copy of the brief on our website at www careertech org show publications under Teacher Preparation Tags Alabama Alternative Certification California Issue brief Oregon Public Policy Teacher Shortage This entry was posted on Monday August 10th 2009 at 7 46 am and is filed under Publications 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=448 (2016-01-08)
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  • Spring Meeting Recap: Advancing Employer Engagement in Education « NASDCTEc Blog
    Business education collaboration is a classic win win says John Colborn director of the Aspen Institute s Skills for America s Future initiative Employer engagement was one of many critical issues featured during last week s NASDCTEc Spring Meeting It s seems so obvious Colborn said So what is it so hard Yet there are ongoing challenges to breaking down decades old silos and there are no quick solutions Challenges include the differences between national and local interests as well as views between the long term perspectives of educators and the often short term views of employers finding the time necessary to nurture strong relationships and developing a common language to create common understanding among all partners At Skills for America s Future Colborn said they are trying to operationalize the idea of effective employer led partnerships To do this the initiative has been evaluating the grantees of the U S Department of Labor s TAACCCT program which provides community colleges with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that prepare workers for high wage high skill occupations The evaluators have found that grantees did a number of things to build and develop employer partnerships a key feature of the grant Activities included curriculum alignment to the needs of employers as well as experiential learning which Colborn said was critical to ensuring students graduated with the skills necessary to perform at full capacity from their first day on the job Another collaborative effort highlighted came from the U S Chamber of Commerce Foundation The skills gap is no longer a gathering storm on the horizon said Jason Tyszko senior director of policy and programs at the Foundation With mounting evidence such as the recent Lumina Gallup poll that showed dramatic differences between the views of chief academic officers and employers about college graduates career readiness Tyszko said the recent work at the U S Chamber Foundation is seeking to close that gap by applying supply chain management strategies to the pipeline of skilled workers Read more coverage about the Chamber s Managing the Talent Pipeline initiative on our Research Review blog series Since the 2014 release of the Talent Pipeline research the Chamber has been working to implement some of its recommendations including toolkits about how to better build employer capacity as the end consumer of education Tyszko said he often gets asked about how education can engage employers better but he offered that the entire question needed to be turned around to put the employer in the driver s seat Among the many ways to do this Tyszko said this might mean moving away from traditional CTE local advisory boards to working with an intermediary to connect all of the right partners in the conversation To make employer engagement meaningful Colborn encouraged institutions to dedicate someone whose entire job is engage employers and to devise strategies to grow this work and further how to measure it over time Andrea Zimmermann State Policy

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11507 (2016-01-08)
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  • CTE Research Review « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Congress Continues to Struggle on Appropriations Ahead of Presidential Announcement VP Biden Talks CTE This Week in CTE CTE Research Review Closing the skills gap can be solved by applying supply chain management ideas to the talent pipeline says the U S Chamber of Commerce Foundation Chamber in a new white paper At an all day event at its Washington DC office the Chamber called on employers to fundamentally change their relationship with education and workforce providers by taking on a much more active role or even the lead to ensure a steady flow of qualified workers During a panel of employers VarCOM President and Founder Danny Vargas had clear messages for companies show up or shut up and education workforce providers adapt or die Those two messages carried through the day as stakeholders from K 12 postsecondary workforce providers and employers discussed the challenges of aligning needs and balancing priorities while also highlight successes across the country During the keynote address Harvard Business School s Joseph Fuller reminded the attendees not to expect immediate changes because 30 years got us here this won t be solved in 30 days Citing the theory of collective action Fuller said such comprehensive change must be institutionalized for it to work and none of it will be easy Much of the day s discussion focused on how workforce training and postsecondary programs can work with local and regional employers on pipeline problems However one panel featuring Georgia State School Superintendent John Barge discussed how K 12 fits into the talent pipeline Barge said the K 12 system in Georgia is responding to these pipeline issues by adapting programs and ways of teaching Georgia recently required all 9 th grade students to choose a career pathway when entering high school It s never too early to expose students to career options Barge said In Georgia this starts as early as elementary school and continues through high school to help students make informed choices about the post graduation options There is tremendous value of being exposed to what is out there before you get there Barge said Be sure to check out the white paper along with the accompanying case studies resources and checklists Related The Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development has released a new country report looking at job creation and local economic development Here is the full report along with a section on each country Of particular interest would be the chapter on the United States Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate Tags collective action employers Georgia Harvard Business School OECD U S Chamber of Commerce This entry was posted on Friday November 21st 2014 at 9 08 am and is filed under Research You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11114 (2016-01-08)
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  • Aspen Institute « NASDCTEc Blog
    Committee Posts Tagged Aspen Institute Spring Meeting Recap Advancing Employer Engagement in Education Thursday April 16th 2015 Business education collaboration is a classic win win says John Colborn director of the Aspen Institute s Skills for America s Future initiative Employer engagement was one of many critical issues featured during last week s NASDCTEc Spring Meeting It s seems so obvious Colborn said So what is it so hard Yet there are ongoing challenges to breaking down decades old silos and there are no quick solutions Challenges include the differences between national and local interests as well as views between the long term perspectives of educators and the often short term views of employers finding the time necessary to nurture strong relationships and developing a common language to create common understanding among all partners At Skills for America s Future Colborn said they are trying to operationalize the idea of effective employer led partnerships To do this the initiative has been evaluating the grantees of the U S Department of Labor s TAACCCT program which provides community colleges with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that prepare workers for high wage high skill occupations The evaluators have found that grantees did a number of things to build and develop employer partnerships a key feature of the grant Activities included curriculum alignment to the needs of employers as well as experiential learning which Colborn said was critical to ensuring students graduated with the skills necessary to perform at full capacity from their first day on the job Another collaborative effort highlighted came from the U S Chamber of Commerce Foundation The skills gap is no longer a gathering storm on the horizon said Jason Tyszko senior director of policy and programs at the Foundation With mounting evidence such as the recent Lumina Gallup poll that showed dramatic differences between the views of chief academic officers and employers about college graduates career readiness Tyszko said the recent work at the U S Chamber Foundation is seeking to close that gap by applying supply chain management strategies to the pipeline of skilled workers Read more coverage about the Chamber s Managing the Talent Pipeline initiative on our Research Review blog series Since the 2014 release of the Talent Pipeline research the Chamber has been working to implement some of its recommendations including toolkits about how to better build employer capacity as the end consumer of education Tyszko said he often gets asked about how education can engage employers better but he offered that the entire question needed to be turned around to put the employer in the driver s seat Among the many ways to do this Tyszko said this might mean moving away from traditional CTE local advisory boards to working with an intermediary to connect all of the right partners in the conversation To make employer engagement meaningful Colborn encouraged institutions to dedicate someone whose entire job is engage employers and to devise

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?tag=aspen-institute (2016-01-08)
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  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce « NASDCTEc Blog
    of things to build and develop employer partnerships a key feature of the grant Activities included curriculum alignment to the needs of employers as well as experiential learning which Colborn said was critical to ensuring students graduated with the skills necessary to perform at full capacity from their first day on the job Another collaborative effort highlighted came from the U S Chamber of Commerce Foundation The skills gap is no longer a gathering storm on the horizon said Jason Tyszko senior director of policy and programs at the Foundation With mounting evidence such as the recent Lumina Gallup poll that showed dramatic differences between the views of chief academic officers and employers about college graduates career readiness Tyszko said the recent work at the U S Chamber Foundation is seeking to close that gap by applying supply chain management strategies to the pipeline of skilled workers Read more coverage about the Chamber s Managing the Talent Pipeline initiative on our Research Review blog series Since the 2014 release of the Talent Pipeline research the Chamber has been working to implement some of its recommendations including toolkits about how to better build employer capacity as the end consumer of education Tyszko said he often gets asked about how education can engage employers better but he offered that the entire question needed to be turned around to put the employer in the driver s seat Among the many ways to do this Tyszko said this might mean moving away from traditional CTE local advisory boards to working with an intermediary to connect all of the right partners in the conversation To make employer engagement meaningful Colborn encouraged institutions to dedicate someone whose entire job is engage employers and to devise strategies to grow this work and further how to measure it over time Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Tags Aspen Institute Employer Engagement skills gap U S Chamber of Commerce CTE Research Review Friday November 21st 2014 Closing the skills gap can be solved by applying supply chain management ideas to the talent pipeline says the U S Chamber of Commerce Foundation Chamber in a new white paper At an all day event at its Washington DC office the Chamber called on employers to fundamentally change their relationship with education and workforce providers by taking on a much more active role or even the lead to ensure a steady flow of qualified workers During a panel of employers VarCOM President and Founder Danny Vargas had clear messages for companies show up or shut up and education workforce providers adapt or die Those two messages carried through the day as stakeholders from K 12 postsecondary workforce providers and employers discussed the challenges of aligning needs and balancing priorities while also highlight successes across the country During the keynote address Harvard Business School s Joseph Fuller reminded the attendees not to expect immediate changes because 30 years got us here this won t be solved in

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?tag=u-s-chamber-of-commerce (2016-01-08)
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  • NASDCTEc Fall Meeting Blog Series: The State of CTE: Employer Engagement « NASDCTEc Blog
    CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee This Week in CTE Upcoming Webinar The State of Employer Engagement in CTE NASDCTEc Fall Meeting Blog Series The State of CTE Employer Engagement In late October at NASDCTEc s annual Fall Meeting five state and business leaders joined a panel to discuss their reactions to The State of Career Technical Education Employer Engagement in CTE a paper to be released accompanied by a free webinar register now on December 3rd The following are highlights from the panel Marie Barry Director of Career and Technical Education New Jersey Department of Education started us off by highlighting ways in which state leaders can use the report once it is released First she suggested using it as a reflection tool to answer questions such as does your state have the right employers at the table How can your state help in defining what a quality employer and CTE partnership is She also encouraged states to employee a model of working with schools to ensure states are engaging businesses effectively while also finding businesses to champion CTE in the state Next Andrew Musick Director of Policy and Research New Jersey Business Industry Association spoke about his group s support of an effort to pass an eight bill package which among other objectives would increase funding for the state s Country Vocational Technical Schools Along with the eight bills which delve into everything from funding and teacher preparedness to implementation of indicators for student career readiness Musick identified further goals Focus on workforce alignment Promote CTE as a resource for employers Create a strong infrastructure for school and employer partnerships Lolita Hall State CTE Director Virginia Department of Education showcased a premier partnership example the Virginia Department of Education has with the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association Through this partnership the Association has place over 1 000 students in automobile internships since 2000 Using this collaboration as a model Hall cited the following steps in developing an effective partnership Determine compatible procedures and policies Agree on roles and responsibilities of each partner organization Define ways in which you can leverage resources Define common outcomes and communicate it to stakeholders Establish mutual goals and objectives Monitor results Implement measures to mature partnerships and Recognize partners Lastly Matthew James President and CEO Peninsula Council for Workforce Development Newport News Virginia provided a call to action to states Your advantage is relevancy there is a sense of urgency Entrepreneurs need you Though CTE has the opportunity to create a workforce ready population he stated the importance of recognizing the international implications developing career ready students has on the U S Businesses will leave if you don t provide a skilled workforce said James For more information and resources from the 2014 Fall Meeting visit the Fall Meeting page Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags Employer Engagement Fall Meeting publication webainr This entry was posted on Monday November 3rd 2014 at 11 50 am and is filed under Meetings and Events

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11066 (2016-01-08)
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  • House CTE Caucus Hosts Field Hearing « NASDCTEc Blog
    Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee NASDCTEc Fall Meeting Blog Series Teachers Employers Students and the System What needs to change CTE Research Review House CTE Caucus Hosts Field Hearing On Friday the House Congressional Career and Technical Education CTE Caucus hosted a field hearing in Harrisburg Pennsylvania to explore the ongoing challenges with the nation s skills gap and the role CTE has in addressing it The bipartisan hearing titled The Role of Career Technical Education in Creating a Skilled Workforce Perspectives from Employers and Stakeholders was co hosted by State Senator John Blake PA 22 Co Chair of the House CTE Caucus Rep Glenn GT Thompson R PA Rep Mike Kelly R PA and Rep Perry R PA Rep Thompson began Friday s hearing by laying out the central role CTE has in addressing the nation s skills gap and pointed out that the number one asset of any business is its people and CTE is an integral part of developing them State Senator Blake also underscored the hearing s core focus on the need for more employer engagement in CTE We need to better connect our schools to the business community and our business community to our schools Early and effective career development assures for our children a more efficient transition from school to the world of work and enhances our state s economic growth he said Six witnesses including NASDCTEc Executive Director Kimberly Green provided expert testimony on how CTE could more effectively engage with employers and the role federal legislation could have in aligning CTE programs more closely to the needs of the local regional and state economy Green s testimony highlighted NASDCTEc s 2010 CTE Vision and the organization s legislative recommendations for the reauthorization of the principal federal CTE legislation the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Perkins In addition to her remarks five other witnesses provided a broad array of perspectives from both the private sector and institutions highlighting the unique challenges facing them in their respective industries and how stronger partnerships with CTE programs could help to address these issues and improve CTE program relevancy and outcomes Witnesses included Tamar Jacoby President Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition Jim Kunz Business Manager International Union of Operating Engineers Amanda Novak Human Resource Manager Tri M Group Neil Ashbaugh Training and Development Specialist Oberg Industries Sandra Himes Executive Director Lehigh Career Technical Institute Following testimony the assembled lawmakers had the opportunity to pose a series of questions to the witnesses requesting specific recommendations and strategies for how to improve and elevate the entire CTE enterprise to balance the shared interests of both students and employers A recording of the event is can be viewed here and a press release outlining some of the hearing s key takeaways can be found here Steve Voytek Government Relations Manager Tags Employer Engagement Hearings Perkins This entry was posted on Monday October 27th 2014 at 8 22 am and is filed

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11047 (2016-01-08)
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