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  • CareerSafe « NASDCTEc Blog
    career ready CTE programs provide a basis for students to acquire technical 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

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  • NASDCTEc Spring Meeting « NASDCTEc Blog
    Dr Rod Boyes a long time NASDCTEc supporter and President of the organization Also representing Today s Class at the meeting will be Peggy Albano please say hello to them both and learn more about Today s Class programs and initiatives Today s Class is a Gold Level Sponsor at the NASDCTEc Meeting Thank you to Today s Class for being a NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Sponsor Tags Sponsor Today s Class Posted in Meetings and Events NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Resources Comments Off You Spoke We Listened How we ve Changed the 2015 Spring Meeting March 11th 2015 Every year we take your evaluations from previous meetings and adjust our agenda presentations and topics based on your reviews Here are some of the ways we ve made changes to this year s NASDCTEc Spring Meeting in Washington DC For more information take a look at our full agenda Suggest in future you think about having interactive breakout sessions We ask that our teachers engage our students in contextualized we should do the same Great suggestion To make sure that there s a balance between didactic and hands on learning we ve structured this year s meeting around a variety of keynotes panels breakout sessions and discussion roundtables We want to make sure that you re hearing from panelists but encourage you as a CTE leader to share during these sessions as well How do we change the perceptions of CTE amongst key stakeholders parents business students administrators etc Though we have come a far way in advocating for CTE as education for all students we still have work to do We encourage you to join the Overcoming CTE Myths collaboration roundtable where you ll work with your peers to come up with actionable solutions guided by states leading the way In addition we re hosting a panel Featuring CTE Excellence in the Press where journalists on the education beat will talk about how to make a successful pitch to press what has changed in the CTE narrative and how to tell your CTE story The conference seemed to be very heavy on secondary CTE Many of the sessions did not offer enough for those of us in postsecondary or higher education Given the importance of secondary postsecondary and workforce development engagement in CTE we have an entire day focused on cross sector collaboration as well as other postsecondary focused content offered throughout the meeting With panels on federal agency coordination around WIOA implementation and the Higher Education Act two breakout sessions on efforts to implement career pathway systems and WIOA and relevant collaboration roundtables there s something for everyone How do states finance CTE through performance based funding It s no surprise that in today s financial climate questions on funding come up again and again We have some stellar examples of how states are utilizing performance based funding systems which you ll learn about from two national experts during one of our concurrent sessions Paying for Performance Developing State Performance Based Funding Systems We need more discussions around industry certifications and the impact on state programs Employer and industry engagement has been a hot topic this year and we re excited to offer two panels and a roundtable discussion on how employers are getting involved at the state and local levels and in particular around credentialing We ll also be kicking the meeting off with a keynote address from Chauncy Lennon Managing Director and Head of Workforce Initiatives at JPMorgan Chase who will discuss their efforts to close the skills gap Registration and discounted hotel rates closes Friday March 20 so register today Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags 2015 Spring Meeting Posted in Meetings and Events NASDCTEc Spring Meeting News Comments Off Pathways for all With CTE at the Heart March 9th 2015 This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Guest bloggers are partner organizations supporters and other experts that will be present at the national gathering in Washington DC in April For a very long time American education has offered an either or choice for students Either follow a career track OR enter the default baccalaureate track which while well intended is failing LARGE numbers of students Today s Pathways model offers a third choice combining the best of both And CTE Leaders have an incredible opportunity today to provide leadership in defining and driving the Pathways agenda At NC3T National Center for College and Career Transitions we promote the notion that school districts thrive when they work with employers and postsecondary partners to create a pathways for all approach The Pathways for All approach is more flexible individualized and based on the real needs and opportunities in today s workforce where skills and knowledge not years of schooling leads to meaningful work and family sustaining earnings To accomplish this each district develops a broad array of pathways some which are more career or occupation specific and some which are more thematic like social justice visual arts and global leadership Ideally each pathway is designed to lead to several post secondary options such as programs leading to certificate programs associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees To explore this comprehensive Pathways for All system CTE local administrators and state leaders are well positioned probably best positioned to help drive the conversation You can drive the Pathways conversation from several entry points including Readiness Teaching and Learning Effective Employer Engagement Postsecondary Connections and Career Development Help Define Student Readiness For Work and Life Success CTE leaders can continue to advance the idea that readiness requires more than academic skills Readiness for all students includes Learning Skills Thinking Skills Communication Skills Executive Skills Persistence and Work Ethic Interpersonal Competencies Career Search and Career Management Civic Awareness and Commitment We should stand against definitions that define Career Readiness separately from Postsecondary Readiness Yes there are specific technical skills that are a gateway for certain careers But apart from that narrow band of skills for the most part the skills and knowledge and attitudes for work success and postsecondary success are the same but they re just applied differently based on the learner s or worker s context A student is really just a worker whose immediate job is learning Create Dynamic Teaching and Learning CTE leaders can work to ensure that CTE teachers learn and apply the most promising and effective teaching practices utilizing active learning strategies like project based problem based and inquiry based learning Although CTE content is based on industry based skills CTE instruction can easily fall prey to the same trap as a core academic course in which a teacher stands and delivers conveying information about a career field or the processes of that field without challenging the students to engage in deeper learning problem solving and creativity Some CTE teachers deep down may believe that their students can t learn more deeply and that simple regurgitation of information and imitation of skills are the best they will be able to accomplish This is where strong professional development and challenging teacher perceptions through collaborative leadership are essential Model effective employer involvement In a strong pathways system employers and volunteers are actively involved in classrooms interacting regularly with students and helping students get into the workplace CTE programs can always get better at utilizing employers in multiple facets of their work A good first step is to re purpose your program Advisory Councils into Partnership Councils with the goal of driving deep business industry involvement in all aspects of instruction career mentoring and experiential learning Engage leaders from postsecondary education Each pathway program of study needs active collaboration among teachers and faculty so that curriculum can be well aligned and offer early college credits CTE teachers and administrators can create the structures and processes for collaboration and recognizing student learning for college credit that others in the school system and colleges can build upon Inform Career Exploration CTE leaders and staff usually have the best understanding and access for career based information They can help inform a comprehensive K 12 career exploration and career development system Start the Bigger Conversation CTE leaders are particularly able and well positioned to develop good working relationships with K 12 system leaders postsecondary education and employers As a result they are the ideal point people to convene these sectors and begin to explore what a Pathways System looks like You can host a business education summit create a Readiness forum among K 12 postsecondary and employers or call partners together to discuss the merits and challenges of the Pathways for All approach Positive Momentum If you re in the CTE movement you may already recognize that the wind is behind our backs in this work Many educators parents and business community leaders are troubled and looking for better answers They realize that core standards and testing are necessary but not sufficient because alone they do not adequately engage enough students They recognize that too many students are pursuing college and taking on debt without a realistic career objective And they understand there is a broad continuum of postsecondary options for which our guidance systems and programs of study don t match up well The result is that only 40 percent of our young adults complete an Associate s degree or BA program and about half of young adults lack tangible knowledge and skills that are in demand Just promoting college going isn t enough We must promote discovery exploration and postsecondary education that has purpose So the wind is behind our backs but it could change direction at any time We need to act quickly and help build consensus about what a Pathways for All system can be in our communities Federal rules regulations and funding are slow in coming which is why the pioneering leadership we re seeing at the state and local levels now is so critical CTE isn t the full answer but it is a foundational part of what a pathways system will become and CTE leaders can help leverage and engage all facets of our education system to create Pathway Systems that work Thank you for your indispensable leadership We are standing with you Hans Meeder President and Co Founder National Center for College and Career Transitions Thanks to NC3T for being a NASDCTEc Spring meeting sponsor Tags Sponsor Spring Meeting Posted in Meetings and Events NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Resources Comments Off This Week in CTE March 6th 2015 TWEET OF THE WEEK CareerBuilder The title says it all 13 growing occupations with certifications to boost your hireability and pay grade http cb com 1DENJld More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK How Google and Coursera May Upend the Traditional College Degree Coursera the online education firm and Google who needs no introduction have teamed up to bring together Instagram and a variety of other tech companies to launch microdegrees These microdegrees will consist of online courses and a hands on capstone project designed with input from universities and tech industry focused on providing learners less expensive and customizable degrees More VIDEO OF THE WEEK Power of Entrepreneurship Intel released this video on how today s technology can help people overcome barriers to starting the businesses they want More EVENT OF THE WEEK NASDCTEc 2015 Spring Meeting NASDCTEc s Spring Meeting is only a month away Join us in Washington D C to hear from national leaders work together to build common solutions to problems facing Career Technical Education get the latest state and federal policy updates hear from best practice programs of study from across the country and network with State CTE Directors and partnering organizations Registration closes March 20 so register today More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Posted in CTE Learning that works for America Meetings and Events NASDCTEc Spring Meeting News Resources Comments Off CompTIA The IT Industry Trade Association March 6th 2015 This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Guest bloggers are partner organizations supporters and other experts that will be present at the national gathering in Washington DC in April CompTIA is the voice of the world s information technology IT industry As a non profit trade association we advance the global interests of IT professionals and IT channel organizations and enable them to be more successful with industry leading certifications and business credentials education resources and the ability to connect with like minded leading industry experts Learn about our focus areas and find out who we are and what we do Membership Becoming a CompTIA member indicates a commitment to learning growing and personal and business success in the IT channel All of our benefits are aimed at providing our members with a wealth of resources that when leveraged result in measurable impact to the member organization Education You can t get a job or successfully run a business without all the right tools In the ever changing IT industry education is essential CompTIA s educational efforts include a comprehensive suite of channel training a variety of events and meetings and a steady stream of research and market intelligence studies Everything is designed to help you succeed Certifications It all started with A Back in 1993 we developed a revolutionary IT certification that was not tied to a particular manufacturer but vendor neutral The concept took off and today CompTIA offers four IT certification series that test different knowledge standards from entry level to expert Public Advocacy TechAmerica the public sector and public policy department of CompTIA champions member driven business and policy priorities that impact the entire continuum of technology companies from small IT service providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers Philanthropy The shortage of IT workers in the U S stands at about 300 000 and there continues to be high demand for motivated and capable employees It s the job of CompTIA s philanthropic arm the Creating IT Futures Foundation to help unemployed individuals and populations under represented in the field obtain the right training for an IT role not just a job but a foothold into a career In order to help supply the IT worker pipeline Creating IT Futures is exploring ways to nudge more youth in the direction of tech careers Click here to learn more about CompTIA and get involved today Thanks to CompTIA for being a NASDCTEc Spring meeting sponsor Tags 2015 Spring Meeting comptia Sponsor Posted in NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Resources Comments Off NOCTI Honoring our Past and Embracing our Future March 3rd 2015 This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Guest bloggers are partner organizations supporters and other experts that will be present at the national gathering in Washington DC in April From our early days 49 years ago as part of the vocational teacher certification process to our current leadership in the areas of technical data driven instructional improvement credentialing and digital badging NOCTI has always been proud to be an important member of the career and technical education CTE community As a non profit entity lead by a board elected by the 56 state directors of CTE around the country and in US territories we do our best to stay ahead of the needs of the field we serve Though we won t discuss the specifics of those needs in this blog we will mention how NOCTI is working to provide forward thinking solutions for the CTE community At our core we consider everyone we work with to be a partner striving to make CTE as strong as it can be Recognizing outstanding established and promising CTE teachers and administrators is important to NOCTI and one reason why we provide awards each year to these CTE professionals NOCTI s awards focus on the qualities important to our founders and are awarded each year at the ACTE Vision conference In addition we participate in additional opportunities for our students to show off their skills most recently through the NOCTI sponsored Video Contest as part of CTE Month NOCTI received 44 video submissions from media classrooms across the nation focused on the 2015 theme Mission CTE Check out the videos here Finally here are a few other resources worth mentioning Collaborations In addition to the numerous industry association partnerships we maintain we believe that connecting to our community and related communities is critical NOCTI has close relationships with NASDCTEc and Association for Career and Technical Education ACTE as well as the National Academy Foundation the International Baccalaureate Program Mozilla the National College Test Administrators and the Association of Test Publishers Teacher Tests We continue to fulfill our commitment to expand our current teacher testing battery We recognize that we are the only organization with the ability to assure that incoming instructors have experiences in all aspects of their particular industry and that this has always been part of our history NOCTI has increased its teacher test offerings to reinforce a commitment to this important population Prior Learning Assessment PLA By leveraging our association with the National College Credit Recommendation Service NCCRS NOCTI is able to assess experiences that have occurred outside the classroom through Prior Learning Assessments This service has been particularly successful with our returning servicemen and servicewomen and community college partners Digital Badges NOCTI currently offers over 120 digital badges We are collaborating with multiple partners to deliver badges that include both summative and formative structures as well as badges for both cognitive and hands on skills Badges are also being explored that are based on both asynchronous and synchronous evaluation Lastly we have also started work with a number of our industry partners in building customized badging platforms Deep Analytical Reports By utilizing NOCTI collected data we can assist states and regions in identifying which programs and by extension which teachers are able to deliver technical instruction that

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  • CTE Research Review « NASDCTEc Blog
    Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Today s Class Interactive Online Textbook and eLearning Tool Finding the IB s Career Related Program CP was like Finding that Sweet Spot CTE Research Review Industry related research is leading the news this month with new reports from the manufacturing and technology sectors First up new data from the National Federation of Independent Business shows that while 98 percent of small business owners say they are optimistic overall but finding qualified workers remains a problem In fact 29 percent reported difficulty in finding and hiring skilled workers the highest since April 2006 and of that number 89 percent said they are seeing few to no applicants However despite this struggle to attract skilled workers only 20 percent reported raising wages over the past three months and 14 percent plan to raise them in the coming months Manufacturing Industry The Manufacturing Institute in partnership with Deloitte released two parallel studies that explore at the manufacturing skills gap and public perceptions of the industry In the skills gap study researchers predict that the United States will need to add nearly 3 5 million manufacturing jobs over the next 10 years but roughly 2 million of those jobs will go unfilled due to a shortage in skilled labor The second survey is part of The Manufacturing Institute s Public Perceptions Index which first started in 2009 The 2015 update found that the U S public greatly supports the manufacturing industry and would choose a manufacturing plant be built in their region over other employers However the same public said they were unwilling to encourage their children to pursue careers in manufacturing Also from the Brookings Institution a new report looks at the German manufacturing industry for shareable lessons and strategies to aid the U S manufacturing industry Technology Industry IBM released a new study on Millennials those aged 21 34 and how they and others view their effect in the workplace The survey looked at the preferences and behavioral patterns of Millennials Gen X aged 35 49 and Baby Boomers aged 50 60 and found that Millennials want the same things their older colleagues do While there are some distinctions among the generations Millennials attitudes are not poles apart from other employees The findings are categorized around five common myths about Millennials and three uncomfortable truths Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate Tags Brookings deloitte ibm manufacturing millenials skilled workers small business This entry was posted on Wednesday March 18th 2015 at 1 21 pm and is filed under Research You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates

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  • Pathways for all – With CTE at the Heart « NASDCTEc Blog
    can continue to advance the idea that readiness requires more than academic skills Readiness for all students includes Learning Skills Thinking Skills Communication Skills Executive Skills Persistence and Work Ethic Interpersonal Competencies Career Search and Career Management Civic Awareness and Commitment We should stand against definitions that define Career Readiness separately from Postsecondary Readiness Yes there are specific technical skills that are a gateway for certain careers But apart from that narrow band of skills for the most part the skills and knowledge and attitudes for work success and postsecondary success are the same but they re just applied differently based on the learner s or worker s context A student is really just a worker whose immediate job is learning Create Dynamic Teaching and Learning CTE leaders can work to ensure that CTE teachers learn and apply the most promising and effective teaching practices utilizing active learning strategies like project based problem based and inquiry based learning Although CTE content is based on industry based skills CTE instruction can easily fall prey to the same trap as a core academic course in which a teacher stands and delivers conveying information about a career field or the processes of that field without challenging the students to engage in deeper learning problem solving and creativity Some CTE teachers deep down may believe that their students can t learn more deeply and that simple regurgitation of information and imitation of skills are the best they will be able to accomplish This is where strong professional development and challenging teacher perceptions through collaborative leadership are essential Model effective employer involvement In a strong pathways system employers and volunteers are actively involved in classrooms interacting regularly with students and helping students get into the workplace CTE programs can always get better at utilizing employers in multiple facets of their work A good first step is to re purpose your program Advisory Councils into Partnership Councils with the goal of driving deep business industry involvement in all aspects of instruction career mentoring and experiential learning Engage leaders from postsecondary education Each pathway program of study needs active collaboration among teachers and faculty so that curriculum can be well aligned and offer early college credits CTE teachers and administrators can create the structures and processes for collaboration and recognizing student learning for college credit that others in the school system and colleges can build upon Inform Career Exploration CTE leaders and staff usually have the best understanding and access for career based information They can help inform a comprehensive K 12 career exploration and career development system Start the Bigger Conversation CTE leaders are particularly able and well positioned to develop good working relationships with K 12 system leaders postsecondary education and employers As a result they are the ideal point people to convene these sectors and begin to explore what a Pathways System looks like You can host a business education summit create a Readiness forum among K 12 postsecondary and employers or call partners

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  • CompTIA: The IT Industry Trade Association « NASDCTEc Blog
    Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee New Teaching Standards for CTE Released This Week in CTE CompTIA The IT Industry Trade Association This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Guest bloggers are partner organizations supporters and other experts that will be present at the national gathering in Washington DC in April CompTIA is the voice of the world s information technology IT industry As a non profit trade association we advance the global interests of IT professionals and IT channel organizations and enable them to be more successful with industry leading certifications and business credentials education resources and the ability to connect with like minded leading industry experts Learn about our focus areas and find out who we are and what we do Membership Becoming a CompTIA member indicates a commitment to learning growing and personal and business success in the IT channel All of our benefits are aimed at providing our members with a wealth of resources that when leveraged result in measurable impact to the member organization Education You can t get a job or successfully run a business without all the right tools In the ever changing IT industry education is essential CompTIA s educational efforts include a comprehensive suite of channel training a variety of events and meetings and a steady stream of research and market intelligence studies Everything is designed to help you succeed Certifications It all started with A Back in 1993 we developed a revolutionary IT certification that was not tied to a particular manufacturer but vendor neutral The concept took off and today CompTIA offers four IT certification series that test different knowledge standards from entry level to expert Public Advocacy TechAmerica the public sector and public policy department of CompTIA champions member driven business and policy priorities that impact the entire continuum of technology companies from small IT service providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers Philanthropy The shortage of IT workers in the U S stands at about 300 000 and there continues to be high demand for motivated and capable employees It s the job of CompTIA s philanthropic arm the Creating IT Futures Foundation to help unemployed individuals and populations under represented in the field obtain the right training for an IT role not just a job but a foothold into a career In order to help supply the IT worker pipeline Creating IT Futures is exploring ways to nudge more youth in the direction of tech careers Click here to learn more about CompTIA and get involved today Thanks to CompTIA for being a NASDCTEc Spring meeting sponsor Tags 2015 Spring Meeting comptia Sponsor This entry was posted on Friday March 6th 2015 at 9 06 am and is filed under NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Resources You can follow any responses to this entry

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  • 2015 Spring Meeting « NASDCTEc Blog
    Featuring CTE Excellence in the Press where journalists on the education beat will talk about how to make a successful pitch to press what has changed in the CTE narrative and how to tell your CTE story The conference seemed to be very heavy on secondary CTE Many of the sessions did not offer enough for those of us in postsecondary or higher education Given the importance of secondary postsecondary and workforce development engagement in CTE we have an entire day focused on cross sector collaboration as well as other postsecondary focused content offered throughout the meeting With panels on federal agency coordination around WIOA implementation and the Higher Education Act two breakout sessions on efforts to implement career pathway systems and WIOA and relevant collaboration roundtables there s something for everyone How do states finance CTE through performance based funding It s no surprise that in today s financial climate questions on funding come up again and again We have some stellar examples of how states are utilizing performance based funding systems which you ll learn about from two national experts during one of our concurrent sessions Paying for Performance Developing State Performance Based Funding Systems We need more discussions around industry certifications and the impact on state programs Employer and industry engagement has been a hot topic this year and we re excited to offer two panels and a roundtable discussion on how employers are getting involved at the state and local levels and in particular around credentialing We ll also be kicking the meeting off with a keynote address from Chauncy Lennon Managing Director and Head of Workforce Initiatives at JPMorgan Chase who will discuss their efforts to close the skills gap Registration and discounted hotel rates closes Friday March 20 so register today Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate By Katie Fitzgerald in Meetings and Events NASDCTEc Spring Meeting News Tags 2015 Spring Meeting CompTIA The IT Industry Trade Association Friday March 6th 2015 This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Guest bloggers are partner organizations supporters and other experts that will be present at the national gathering in Washington DC in April CompTIA is the voice of the world s information technology IT industry As a non profit trade association we advance the global interests of IT professionals and IT channel organizations and enable them to be more successful with industry leading certifications and business credentials education resources and the ability to connect with like minded leading industry experts Learn about our focus areas and find out who we are and what we do Membership Becoming a CompTIA member indicates a commitment to learning growing and personal and business success in the IT channel All of our benefits are aimed at providing our members with a wealth of resources that when leveraged result in measurable impact to the member organization Education You can t get a job or successfully run a business without all

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  • NOCTI: Honoring our Past and Embracing our Future « NASDCTEc Blog
    directors of CTE around the country and in US territories we do our best to stay ahead of the needs of the field we serve Though we won t discuss the specifics of those needs in this blog we will mention how NOCTI is working to provide forward thinking solutions for the CTE community At our core we consider everyone we work with to be a partner striving to make CTE as strong as it can be Recognizing outstanding established and promising CTE teachers and administrators is important to NOCTI and one reason why we provide awards each year to these CTE professionals NOCTI s awards focus on the qualities important to our founders and are awarded each year at the ACTE Vision conference In addition we participate in additional opportunities for our students to show off their skills most recently through the NOCTI sponsored Video Contest as part of CTE Month NOCTI received 44 video submissions from media classrooms across the nation focused on the 2015 theme Mission CTE Check out the videos here Finally here are a few other resources worth mentioning Collaborations In addition to the numerous industry association partnerships we maintain we believe that connecting to our community and related communities is critical NOCTI has close relationships with NASDCTEc and Association for Career and Technical Education ACTE as well as the National Academy Foundation the International Baccalaureate Program Mozilla the National College Test Administrators and the Association of Test Publishers Teacher Tests We continue to fulfill our commitment to expand our current teacher testing battery We recognize that we are the only organization with the ability to assure that incoming instructors have experiences in all aspects of their particular industry and that this has always been part of our history NOCTI has increased its teacher test offerings to reinforce a commitment to this important population Prior Learning Assessment PLA By leveraging our association with the National College Credit Recommendation Service NCCRS NOCTI is able to assess experiences that have occurred outside the classroom through Prior Learning Assessments This service has been particularly successful with our returning servicemen and servicewomen and community college partners Digital Badges NOCTI currently offers over 120 digital badges We are collaborating with multiple partners to deliver badges that include both summative and formative structures as well as badges for both cognitive and hands on skills Badges are also being explored that are based on both asynchronous and synchronous evaluation Lastly we have also started work with a number of our industry partners in building customized badging platforms Deep Analytical Reports By utilizing NOCTI collected data we can assist states and regions in identifying which programs and by extension which teachers are able to deliver technical instruction that facilitates student competence What would you do as a curricular leader in your state if you were able to objectively identify the best blueprint reading program in your state We think we know the answer and we are providing the data to help states get

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  • Spring Meeting Highlights Oracle Academy « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Spring Meeting Sponsor Series Highlights AAFCS and Cisco President Signs Reconciliation Bill at Community College Spring Meeting Highlights Oracle Academy The Spring Meeting is in full swing this week In the final installment of our Spring Meeting Sponsor Series we highlight Oracle Academy Denise Hobbs is representing Oracle at our meeting Oracle also contributed to today s luncheon Visit Denise in her studio Tuesday March 30 in the Jefferson Room directly across the hall from our general session meeting room Thurgood Marshall North Oracle Academy provides a comprehensive set of education resources For example Oracle has advanced STEM education in the US for over a decade and is committed to helping students develop the skills needed for life and work in the 21 st century Our state of the art technology programs the Oracle Academy and ThinkQuest support over 1 2 million students in 95 countries each year at an in kind grant value of over 2 billion USD Academy provides a complete portfolio of software curriculum hosted technology faculty training support and certification resources to K 12 vocational and higher education institutions for teaching use Faculty can flexibly insert these resources into computer science and business programs ensuring that students gain industry relevant skills prior to entering the workforce Institutions may elect to participate in any of the three program options Introduction to Computer Science Prepares faculty to teach their students database programming and business skills Offered free of charge Advanced Computer Science Provides students with hands on access to Oracle database and middleware software Enterprise Business Applications Provides students with hands on access to Oracle applications software used in industries such as finance healthcare retail and manufacturing Annual Participation US 100 000 students in 730 institutions in 48 states and the District of Columbia Global 850 000 students in 4 400 institutions in 91 countries ALL STAR SPONSORS TO BE RECOGNIZED TUESDAY On Tuesday NASDCTEc will be honoring our All Star Sponsors at a special recognition luncheon All Star sponsors have provided consistent support to our organization over the years This year s All Star sponsors include Oracle Academy Cisco Home Builders Institute NOCTI Career Communications Kuder EMSI Career Technical Education Consortium of States Incorporated and AdvancED Today s Class THANK YOU ALL STARS Tags Sponsor Spring Meeting This entry was posted on Monday March 29th 2010 at 5 03 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 closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside

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