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  • State Chiefs « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 State Chiefs Experts discuss CCSSO Opportunities and Options Report on the Importance of Career Readiness Monday December 1st 2014 The Council of Chief State School Officers CCSSO brought together leaders in K 12 higher education and the business community today to discuss recommendations from CCSSO s newly released report encouraging states to make career readiness a priority The report Opportunities and Options Making Career Preparation work for Students resulted from a year long taskforce including K 12 higher education and affiliate groups such as NASDCTEc Opportunities and Options supported by 43 states and territories to date presents a clear set of actions states can take to close the skills gap and ensure more students graduate from high school prepared for high skill high demand careers These recommendations include Developing sustainable employee and business partnerships Creating high quality career pathways and Prioritizing accountability systems Maura Banta IBM s Director of Global Citizen Initiatives in Education and task force representative reiterated the necessity of partnering business and education to create career ready workers if the U S is to remain a global competitor To accomplish this businesses can take the lead in showcasing their passion for collaborating with education developing staff buy in and focusing on both short term and long term outcomes Terry Holliday Kentucky Education Commissioner and Career Readiness Task Force Chairman urged states to develop high quality pathways that help all students reach successful careers in their communities To that end Holliday urged local and national groups representing education business and stakeholders to streamline credentials and certifications to help students determine what credentials are necessary in today s workforce Scott Ralls North Carolina Community College Systems President discussed the interest gap that exists in CTE and called on states to work with students earlier to showcase the opportunities that exist within CTE and how it can prepare students for living wage careers Lastly June Atkinson North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction and incoming President of CCSSO outlined a series of the ways in which CTE can move forward She highlighted Opportunities and Options capability to serve as a resource for recommendations for Carl D Perkins Act reauthorization the opportunity for states to network to share information challenges and lessons learned and the necessity to engage State Governors to move the CTE agenda forward To learn more about the report find NASDCTEc s press release here and the full report here Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate By Katie Fitzgerald in Meetings and Events News Publications Resources Tags CCSSO Meetings Publications State Chiefs Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside

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  • December “CTE Monthly” Newsletter: New CTE Reports, Finance Career Spotlight « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Department of Labor Announces New Workforce Innovation Fund Grants CTE Video on Utah CTE Web Site Gives Students the Edge December CTE Monthly Newsletter New CTE Reports Finance Career Spotlight CTE Monthly a collaborative publication from the Association for Career and Technical Education and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium features the latest news on Career Technical Education CTE from across the nation for CTE stakeholders and Members of Congress The latest edition highlights two recent reports the first focuses on Career Clusters and the labor market and the second argues for greater collaboration between education and workforce agencies The newsletter s Career Spotlight section features the Finance Career Cluster and describes a high school in Alabama that prepares its CTE students through a partnership with a local bank Lastly learn more about a community college that the Aspen Institute calls the nation s best Access the December 2011 CTE Monthly here To view past newsletters visit our advocacy tools Web page Kara Herbertson Education Policy Analyst Tags Career Clusters community colleges Finance labor market newsletter This entry was posted on Thursday January 5th 2012 at 10 51 am and is filed under 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

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  • newsletter « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 newsletter December CTE Monthly Newsletter New CTE Reports Finance Career Spotlight Thursday January 5th 2012 CTE Monthly a collaborative publication from the Association for Career and Technical Education and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium features the latest news on Career Technical Education CTE from across the nation for CTE stakeholders and Members of Congress The latest edition highlights two recent reports the first focuses on Career Clusters and the labor market and the second argues for greater collaboration between education and workforce agencies The newsletter s Career Spotlight section features the Finance Career Cluster and describes a high school in Alabama that prepares its CTE students through a partnership with a local bank Lastly learn more about a community college that the Aspen Institute calls the nation s best Access the December 2011 CTE Monthly here To view past newsletters visit our advocacy tools Web page Kara Herbertson Education Policy Analyst By Kara in Publications Resources Tags Career Clusters community colleges Finance labor market newsletter October CTE Monthly Newsletter Now Available Tuesday October 18th 2011 In this month s issue of CTE Monthly read more about a new Career Technical Education CTE bill based on California s Linked Learning model that would help secondary students become college and career ready This month s issue also features an article describing the Health Science Career Cluster an industry that provides vital services that keep Americans healthy and recent studies that evaluate CTE and general education on a global level To read more of the latest CTE news view the full October issue of CTE Monthly here Kara Herbertson

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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    CTE System Henderson County High School Honored at the White House This Week in CTE This Week in CTE is being posted a day earlier this week because the office will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day TWEET OF THE WEEK You can get all the professional skills you need for a good job in a high demand field The First Lady on CTE ReachHigher The First Lady FLOTUS June 30 2015 ARTICLES OF THE WEEK The past two weeks have been an exciting time for Career Technical Education Last week President Obama announced the expansion of the U S Presidential Scholars Program to include CTE students and earlier this week the White House held a special event to recognize CTE Innovators with remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama We were thrilled that the event included a few of our Excellence in Action Award winners Moody High School Upper Valley Career Center Tennessee College of Applied Technology and Henderson County High School RESOURCE OF THE WEEK America s Promise Alliance and Pearson launched GradNation State Activation Initiative to increase high school graduation rates to 90 percent As part of the initiative there is a grant opportunity open to state agencies nonprofits community based organizations coalitions and association or membership groups Grants are for up to 200 000 Read More WEBINAR OF THE WEEK Did you miss our most recent webinar with the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center ARCC We explored how West Virginia s Simulated Workplace is reinventing Career Technical Education CTE by bringing the workplace inside the four walls of a CTE classroom for a student centered simulated experience Launched in 2013 as a pilot the Simulated Workplace is poised for statewide implementation in the 2016 17 school year You can watch the recording here Katie Fitzgerald Communications

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11711 (2016-01-08)
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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Reflections on President Obama s Visit to Lake Area Technical Institute in South Dakota What did Education Policy and Foundation Leaders Have to Say About the Global Skills Race This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK OECD Edu Investing in education matters for long term inclusive growth but how countries invest matters more http bit ly 1EKk1wf OECDwk More RESEARCH REPORT OF THE WEEK 2015 Building a Grad Nation Report This annual report released by Alliance for Excellent Education America s Promise Alliance Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University states high school graduation rates have reached 81 4 percent and that the nation is on track to reach a 90 percent on time graduation rate by 2020 More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK The Classrooms Where Students Are In Charge The United Technical Center in West Virginia hosts area high school students every day to take part in a simulated workplace where they learn how to run meetings show up to work on time work with their peers among other employability skills along with the technical skills they d normally learn in a classroom More VIDEO OF THE WEEK NASDCTEc s newest video showcases the Career Technical Education Program of Study framework and how it contributes to student success More PARTNER UPDATE OF THE WEEK SkillsUSA turned 50 More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Friday May 15th 2015 at 12 42 pm and is filed under Uncategorized You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11592 (2016-01-08)
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  • Research Review: Value of Higher Education « NASDCTEc Blog
    Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee What did Education Policy and Foundation Leaders Have to Say About the Global Skills Race This Week in CTE Research Review Value of Higher Education The value of higher education has been a hot topic lately and the following research and reports provide insight into returns on an investment in higher education Career Technical Education and Labor Market Outcomes Evidence from California Community Colleges released by the National Bureau of Economic Research NBER discusses how Career Technical Education CTE impacts students future earnings in California The study of 112 community college campuses with 2 6 million students is critical to helping students decide the worth of attending higher education for their desired career field Health careers were one of the occupations that students found extremely high returns on their college investment A study of employers through the recent CareerBuilder survey found that 65 percent of employers are looking to hire recent college graduates and the most sought after candidates will have skills in IT customer service finance sales and business development The Aspen Institute released From College to Jobs Making Sense of Labor Market Returns to Higher Education exploring the ways in which labor market data are collected and used to determine the value of higher education A collection of eight short papers resulted in a variety of findings one of which was that the skills valued by employers are not always found within one field For example skills associated with STEM degrees are valued across non STEM fields Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Thursday May 28th 2015 at 1 34 pm and is filed under Research You can follow any responses to this entry

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11599 (2016-01-08)
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  • Spring Meeting Recap: WIOA Implementation « NASDCTEc Blog
    Committee Spring Meeting Recap HEA and Other Postsecondary CTE Initiatives Endorsements Electives More CTE State Graduation Requirements Spring Meeting Recap WIOA Implementation Last year Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act WIOA with overwhelming bipartisan support Due for reauthorization for well over a decade WIOA was passed in an effort to promote a greater degree of cross program and cross systems collaboration at the federal regional and local levels Since the law s passage last summer the three primary federal agencies the U S Departments of Labor DOL Education ED and Health and Human Services HHS have been hard at work modeling this type of collaboration and determining how the law should be implemented over the next few years While WIOA contained many improvements to the current workforce system such as common performance metrics across programs an emphasis on unified and combined state planning and a wider promotion of career pathways and sector strategies the law still left a lot to be determined by the Agencies for how many of the legislation s provisions would ultimately be implemented Earlier this month NASDCTEc convened a panel of prominent representatives from the three main Agencies tasked to develop regulations governing WIOA at its recent 2015 Spring Meeting Mark Greenberg Acting Assistant Secretary Administration for Children and Families U S Department of Health and Human Services Dr Johan Uvin Acting Assistant Secretary Office of Career Technical and Adult Education U S Department of Education Byron Zuidema Deputy Assistant Secretary Employment and Training Administration U S Department of Labor Just before the panel was set to begin these Agencies released a series of Notices of Proposed Rulemaking NPRM the Administration s first attempt to develop and promulgate new regulations for WIOA Because of the panel s proximity to this release the panelists were not able to discuss the regulations in depth but they did share their collective vision for the law s implementation Speaking about the regulations Dr Uvin pointed out during his formal remarks that the proposed rules were developed collaboratively between and among the Agencies so that they could lead by example for law s implementation Throughout the opening remarks both Greenberg and Zuidema emphasized the need for the public s comments over the next few months in order to strengthen and enhance their proposal Another area of discussion revolved around WIOA s combined state planning provision an option available to states to jointly develop and submit a single plan for core WIOA programs along with their required partners Carl D Perkins Act programs are among the latter Although there remains much to clarify with regards to this option the panelists agreed that CTE leaders should be proactive regarding WIOA implementation in their state and that combined planning presents an unprecedented opportunity to create a unified state vision for education and workforce development Be sure to check our blog for further coverage of the WIOA s implementation in the coming year Tags WIA WIOA This entry was posted on Tuesday April

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11518 (2016-01-08)
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  • Why is Credentialing Important? « NASDCTEc Blog
    and academic skills that are necessary for successful and long term employment Classroom education with hands on training prepares students for the real work they will be completing in their career fields or as they work through and continue their educations at the collegiate level Applying concepts and skills in lab workshop or actual work settings provides tangible learning experiences for students to build their knowledge base As a result students are better able to align their educations and subsequently their skills with their preferred career pathways Successful CTE programs are complemented by the opportunity for students to obtain industry recognized credentials that are beneficial for students as they build resumes and portfolios for the future Credentials provide proof of knowledge and verify a student s capability to perform a particular trade skill or occupation Credentialing opportunities bring value to CTE programs because they validate the education and training these programs provide as well as give students incentive for further achievement For entry level employment credentials are a good predictor of success and achievement for students who are seeking their first time jobs apprenticeships or internships Employers are able to easily identify what degree of competence potential employees possess According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment for workers ages 16 to 24 rests at nearly 12 and with nearly 18 1 million people entering the workforce under the age of 24 students require a way to show they have the desired technical and employability skills in a competitive job market Industry recognized credentials and other certifications are a good way for students to make themselves more marketable to employers who are looking to invest in long term qualified workers Leaving high school with more than a high school diploma is now a valuable means toward success upon entering a career field or continuing on to a two year or four year college or university Specific industry recognized credentials can give students better understanding of associated career pathways and college programs while other credentials provide general training essential to all 16 Career Clusters and beyond Industry recognized credentials like ones offered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA play a critical role in preparing students for the hazards and risks associated with various career fields and pathways Through a partnership with OSHA the CareerSafe Online program is committed to providing workplace safety training for students prior to their first jobs The safety curriculum aligns with all 16 Career Clusters and can be easily implemented into any CTE program It gives students an advantage moving forward toward post secondary schooling or employment opportunities With completion of CareerSafe OSHA 10 Hour safety training students receive an industry recognized credential verifying that they have received workplace safety training Students that have completed the CareerSafe program have experienced increased economic flexibility and employment opportunities over their peers that do not hold credentials Feedback from educators across the country proves that industry recognized credentialing like OSHA credentialing makes a difference in the

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11452 (2016-01-08)
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