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  • collective action « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 collective action 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 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 By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags collective action employers Georgia Harvard Business School OECD U S Chamber of Commerce Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE

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  • Harvard Business School « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Harvard Business School 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 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 By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags collective action employers Georgia Harvard Business School OECD U S Chamber of Commerce Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of

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  • OECD « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags collective action employers Georgia Harvard Business School OECD U S Chamber of Commerce Report Examines Education Globally Finds CTE Worth the Investment Wednesday September 21st 2011 In this year s annual Education at a Glance report the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD found that students participating in vocational education have much higher employment rates 8 5 percent than their general education peers Based on these and other findings the OECD report concluded that Investments in vocational education is money well spent in most countries The report examines various aspects of education across the globe including educational output and the impact of learning investments in education and the organization of schools A chapter of this year s report delves into labor market outcomes between general education and vocational or technical education through a pilot study of several countries not including the United States Still the findings made clear that Career Technical Education CTE is an often used strategy for preparing students around the world for high demand careers Findings from the report s analysis section include Vocational education and training is chosen

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  • Washington DC « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Washington DC State CTE Policy Update Thursday January 9th 2014 Last month Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin signed a bill into law mandating three years of both mathematics and science for graduation up from two years of each The bill also allows for more flexibility in how mathematics and science requirements can be met a computer science course for example can count as a mathematics credit and certain CTE courses may apply towards either content area as well Wisconsin already has a process in place for awarding academic credit for technical courses the CTE equivalency credit which is now being expanded Also in December Washington DC became the ninth state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards NGSS joining Delaware Kansas Kentucky Maryland Rhode Island Vermont and Washington A state legislator in Indiana recently announced new work on a bill that would offer a new diploma focused on CTE While details are limited at this time the bill would create a process for CTE focused courses and curricula to be developed that would allow students to meet the 20 credits currently required by the state s default graduation requirement the Core 40 more flexibly The Computing Education Blog analyzed the 2013 data on the AP Computer Science exam and found that in three states Mississippi Montana and Wyoming no female students took that AP exam and the state with the highest percentage of female test takers Tennessee females still only represented 29 of all test takers Additionally no Black students took the exam in 11 states Alaska Idaho Kansas Maine Mississippi Montana Nebraska New Mexico North Dakota Utah and Wyoming Given the high demand in the IT field from computer support specialists and programmers to designers and engineers these trends are particularly troubling although a nunber of states such as Wisconsin as described above and Washington are trying to upend this trend by allowing AP Computer Science courses to count towards core math and science requirements And finally in news that will impact a number of states ACT has announced they will be phasing out the Explore and PLAN tests their 8th and 10th grade tests which are aligned with the 11th grade ACT This decision marks a shift for ACT away from their current assessment system to Aspire their new line of 3 8 assessments which will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards Alabama has already begun using the Aspire system this school year the first and only state to fully commit to the assessment system at this time Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director By Kate Blosveren in Public Policy Uncategorized Tags college and career readiness graduation requirements Indiana Washington DC wisconsin Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State

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  • Welcome to Oklahoma’s new State CTE Director Dr. Marcie Mack! « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 This Week in CTE CTE Research Review Jobs Jobs and More Jobs Welcome to Oklahoma s new State CTE Director Dr Marcie Mack We are pleased to welcome Oklahoma s newest State Director of Career and Technology Education Dr Marcie Mack State Director Mack s career in career and technology education began in 1994 in the business and industry services area at Autry Technology Center in Enid Oklahoma After earning her master s degree in telecommunications management at Oklahoma State University and then doctorate in educational administration and leadership Dr Mack moved into the role of information systems manager and business and information technology instructor In this role she built the network infrastructure for the tech center while also developing and deploying a district wide technology plan In addition she taught four business and information technology classes for secondary and adult students in computer maintenance computer programming web design and computer networking and developed curriculum for advanced technology instruction based on industry needs She advanced to director of technology and subsequently became assistant superintendent of Autry Technology Center in 2006 Dr Mack s experience in the classroom combined with her understanding of administration and information technology prepared her for current role as state director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education a role she assumed in February 2015 One of Dr Mack s goals is to support the Oklahoma workforce initiative Oklahoma Works positioning the state agency to address the workforce needs of the Oklahoma in high demand areas Dr Mack sees the strong relationships Oklahoma s career and technology education programs must nurture with business and industry to grow the state s economy and ensure that students are prepared with the academic and technical skills to fill the state s skills gap Last year alone the system served more than 6 600 companies in various ways including business and industry training In addition to building and sustaining relationships with business and industry in the state she has led new and continuous improvement initiatives including the creation of a state of the art data system to support the half million annual enrollments in CareerTech offerings Learn more about Oklahoma CareerTech here Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags Oklahoma This entry was posted on Wednesday August 26th 2015 at 10 40 am and is filed under News You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives Select Month January

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  • CTE Research Review « NASDCTEc Blog
    and careers and CTE programs are changing along with it More programs are emerging that blend CTE rigorous academic coursework and opportunities for career exploration With that in mind MDRC researchers took a first ever scan of the most prominent career pathway models and their underlying principles the localities where they are most popular and some evidence of success At least one career pathway model can be found in high schools in virtually every state and most large cities the researchers argue and yet still only a small percentage of students are enrolled in pathways that include the key elements of success Much work remains to scale programs that are anchored by infrastructure that ensures high quality implementation sustainability and continuous improvement NASDCTEc Executive Director Kimberly Green and Oklahoma State CTE Director Marcie Mack were among the national experts interviewed for this report The Pipeline of Teachers ACT and the National Center for Education Statistics NCES have published new research that takes a closer look at the pipeline of future teachers as well as how they fare during their first five years in the classroom In The Condition of Future Educators 2014 ACT examines which students are expressing interest an education career from administration to classroom teachers and found that the number of students interested in becoming educators continues to drop significantly just five percent of all ACT tested graduates There continues to be a lack of men and diversity among those who expressed interest in the profession The study was based on the 57 percent or 27 000 students of the U S graduation class who took the ACT test in 2014 Among the findings just one percent or 224 students planned to make CTE teaching a focus of their postsecondary pursuits The report offered three recommendations to help drive more high achieving and diverse students into the teacher pipeline Recruit high achieving college students who are undecided about their future careers Promote alternative pathways to teaching and Improve educator benefits At NCES researchers provided a first look at the results of a nationally representative study of 2 000 teachers who entered the profession in 2007 08 After five years in the field 17 percent of the teachers were no longer teaching the study found Salary was one of the greatest reasons why teachers remained in the profession Education level had little impact Those teachers who started with a 40 000 salary were more likely to still be teaching a year later Competency based Education Competency based education CBE is gaining traction in communities across the country particularly within higher education But what do we know about how employers see it The American Enterprise Institute recently published a first of its kind survey of 500 hiring managers to better understand how employers view CBE The study found Overall employer awareness of CBE was low despite engagement efforts Those who were aware of CBE a small minority generally viewed the model and its graduates favorably The lack of awareness correlated

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11545 (2016-01-08)
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  • ACT « NASDCTEc Blog
    ACT examines which students are expressing interest an education career from administration to classroom teachers and found that the number of students interested in becoming educators continues to drop significantly just five percent of all ACT tested graduates There continues to be a lack of men and diversity among those who expressed interest in the profession The study was based on the 57 percent or 27 000 students of the U S graduation class who took the ACT test in 2014 Among the findings just one percent or 224 students planned to make CTE teaching a focus of their postsecondary pursuits The report offered three recommendations to help drive more high achieving and diverse students into the teacher pipeline Recruit high achieving college students who are undecided about their future careers Promote alternative pathways to teaching and Improve educator benefits At NCES researchers provided a first look at the results of a nationally representative study of 2 000 teachers who entered the profession in 2007 08 After five years in the field 17 percent of the teachers were no longer teaching the study found Salary was one of the greatest reasons why teachers remained in the profession Education level had little impact Those teachers who started with a 40 000 salary were more likely to still be teaching a year later Competency based Education Competency based education CBE is gaining traction in communities across the country particularly within higher education But what do we know about how employers see it The American Enterprise Institute recently published a first of its kind survey of 500 hiring managers to better understand how employers view CBE The study found Overall employer awareness of CBE was low despite engagement efforts Those who were aware of CBE a small minority generally viewed the model and its graduates favorably The lack of awareness correlated to employers lack of understanding the benefits of hiring graduates of CBE programs Employers struggle to articulate discreet needs as competencies and rather continue to hire based on generalizations of a new hire s fit which makes it difficult to create an effective competency map Two thirds of employers believe they could be doing a better job of identifying students with the specific skill set required for the job Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Uncategorized Tags ACT AEI career pathways competency based education CTE teachers MDRC NCES Oklahoma CTE Research Review Thursday December 11th 2014 The Manufacturing Institute s State Responses to the Skills Gap The Manufacturing Institute has collected promising state level best practices that encourage and promote a skilled manufacturing workforce in its newest report These areas including state examples are Industry Credentials Industry Partnerships Credit Articulation Dual Enrollment Comprehensive State Strategies ACT Policy Platforms Testing giant ACT recently rolled out a series of policy recommendations for K 12 postsecondary and workforce development With more than 50 years of data to draw upon ACT research suggests that for far too many individuals often those from

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  • AEI « NASDCTEc Blog
    has evolved to view CTE as a means to prepare all students for success in college and careers and CTE programs are changing along with it More programs are emerging that blend CTE rigorous academic coursework and opportunities for career exploration With that in mind MDRC researchers took a first ever scan of the most prominent career pathway models and their underlying principles the localities where they are most popular and some evidence of success At least one career pathway model can be found in high schools in virtually every state and most large cities the researchers argue and yet still only a small percentage of students are enrolled in pathways that include the key elements of success Much work remains to scale programs that are anchored by infrastructure that ensures high quality implementation sustainability and continuous improvement NASDCTEc Executive Director Kimberly Green and Oklahoma State CTE Director Marcie Mack were among the national experts interviewed for this report The Pipeline of Teachers ACT and the National Center for Education Statistics NCES have published new research that takes a closer look at the pipeline of future teachers as well as how they fare during their first five years in the classroom In The Condition of Future Educators 2014 ACT examines which students are expressing interest an education career from administration to classroom teachers and found that the number of students interested in becoming educators continues to drop significantly just five percent of all ACT tested graduates There continues to be a lack of men and diversity among those who expressed interest in the profession The study was based on the 57 percent or 27 000 students of the U S graduation class who took the ACT test in 2014 Among the findings just one percent or 224 students planned to make CTE teaching a focus of their postsecondary pursuits The report offered three recommendations to help drive more high achieving and diverse students into the teacher pipeline Recruit high achieving college students who are undecided about their future careers Promote alternative pathways to teaching and Improve educator benefits At NCES researchers provided a first look at the results of a nationally representative study of 2 000 teachers who entered the profession in 2007 08 After five years in the field 17 percent of the teachers were no longer teaching the study found Salary was one of the greatest reasons why teachers remained in the profession Education level had little impact Those teachers who started with a 40 000 salary were more likely to still be teaching a year later Competency based Education Competency based education CBE is gaining traction in communities across the country particularly within higher education But what do we know about how employers see it The American Enterprise Institute recently published a first of its kind survey of 500 hiring managers to better understand how employers view CBE The study found Overall employer awareness of CBE was low despite engagement efforts Those who were aware of CBE

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