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    recent effort named the Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium RACC an initiative that seeks to allow graduates to use their apprenticeship experience for postsecondary credit More information on RACC can be found here Application information for American Apprenticeship Grants is forthcoming 2014 WIA Incentive Grant Awards The Department of Labor s Employment and Training Administration DOLETA in conjunction with the Department of Education ED recently announced a list of eight states which are eligible to apply for approximately 9 9 million in incentive grant awards created under the Workforce Investment Act WIA To have qualified states must have exceeded performance levels under WIA Title IB and Title II during the 2012 program year These incentive grants can be used to fund specific programs under the aegis of WIA or programs funded by the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act To receive funds a state must submit its application for an incentive grant award to DOLETA no later than May 30 2014 Eligible states include Georgia Idaho Indiana Maine Oklahoma Pennsylvania South Carolina and Texas More information can be found here Steve Voytek Government Relations Associate By Steve Voytek in News Public Policy Tags community colleges TAACCCT WIA CTE Research Review Community College Edition Monday February 24th 2014 The American Association of Community Colleges AACC released Where Value Meets Values The Economic Impact of Community College s quantifying the value of community colleges in terms of economic impact i e to the national economy and return on investment i e to individuals and society Specifically AACC found that in 2012 alone former American community college students generated 806 4 billion in added income based on increased productivity and wages Foreign community college graduates added another 1 5 billion in new income AACC also found a 4 8 benefit cost ratio for students based on the return to their investment into the community colleges or 4 8 dollars in higher future wages for every dollar invested in their education In total AACC estimates 371 8 billion as the net present value of community colleges in terms of increased wages for individuals after accounting for the money invested in the education At the societal level AACC finds a benefit cost ratio of 25 9 and a net present value at nearly 1 2 trillion based on added income and social savings i e lower health care costs reduced crime rates etc which are associated with more education and employment In addition to the report AACC has created four fact sheets breaking down the data The Community College Research Center CCRC released a two page policy brief on Performance Funding Impacts Obstacles and Other Intended Outcomes To date 32 states have implemented some form of performance funding with mixed results The brief delineates performance funding 1 0 where institutions receive a bonus over and above regular state funding and performance funding 2 0 where performance is built into the state allocations for institutions and provides an overview of research based lessons learned about performance 1 0 The CCRC is currently exploring the 2 0 model as discussed in this working paper The Political Origins of Performance Funding 2 0 in Indiana Ohio and Tennessee Theoretical Perspectives and Comparisons with Performance Funding 1 0 also released this month Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director By Kate Blosveren in Research Uncategorized Tags community colleges CTE Research Review Thursday November 21st 2013 Over the past few weeks a number of new reports and research papers came out with with implications for Career Technical Education and state leaders Below are summaries of a few of particular use The National Center for Education Statistics released a two pager Trends in CTE Coursetaking showing a decline over the past 19 years in CTE enrollment at the secondary level from about 4 2 credits earned by public high school graduates to 3 6 credits in 2009 In part this is due to higher enrollments in core academic courses such as science foreign languages and mathematics and it is also due to a change in NCES data collection and coding for CTE enrollment Importantly this NCES dataset does not take into account any CTE credits earned by high school graduates at the 1 200 area technical centers across the country Achieve released Closing the Expectations Gap The 2013 Annual Report on the Alignment of State K 12 Policies and Practice with the Demands of College and Careers its 8th report in this series The report based on surveys of the 50 states and the District of Columbia notes significant progress on the adoption of college and career ready CCR standards in English and mathematics with every state having met that milestone largely driven by the Common Core State Standards CCSS It also finds that progress on adopting graduation requirements and assessments aligned to those CCR standards has slowed although the two consortia developing assessments aligned to the CCSS should accelerate progress over the next few years Finally Achieve finds that no state has a reporting and accountability system that fully values academic college and career readiness for all students as defined by the collection and use of a number of key indicators e g percent of students completing a CCR curriculum percent of students scoring at the CCR level on a high school assessment percent of students earning college credit in high school and the percent of graduates enrolling in remedial coursework upon entrance to a postsecondary institution Achieve also surveyed states about their use of career ready indicators although this research was not reported out NASDCTEc will follow up The report also delves deeply into a number of policies and practices to support the implementation of the CCR standards and aligned assessments including the state role in developing and or supporting professional development and instructional materials and provides a handy CCSS implementation timeline for all 46 states The American Association of School Administrators AASA obtained a comprehensive dataset detailing school district revenues and expenditures for every school district in the nation for federal fiscal year 2011 to determine the impact of sequestration and other budget cuts on school districts The result of this analysis Unequal Pain Federal Public Education Revenues Federal Education Cuts and the Impact on Public Schools was released in November 2013 Briefly the report finds that about 12 of school funding comes from the federal level but that the distribution is unequal across the country In 15 states less than 10 of funding for public schools comes from the federal government mostly Northeast states In 17 states between 10 15 of public schools funding comes from the federal government In 16 states between 15 20 of public schools funding comes from the federal government In two states Mississippi and South Dakota over 20 of their school budgets come from federal funds Cut another way over a third of schools received a federal share of 12 or more about a quarter of schools had operating budgets in which federal revenues represented more than 15 of total budget revenues and about 6 of schools had operating budgets in which federal funds represented 25 or more of total budget revenues All of this is to say sequestration and budget cuts will disproportionally impact schools and districts educating large number of high need students AASA partnered with ProximityOne to create a map where users can examine school district revenue and expenditure patterns Weighing in on the very real debate over whether states should primarily support credit bearing postsecondary programs that lead to a degree Learning Works in California offers a new brief urging a deep look at what the authors identify as skills builders or students taking and passing community college courses without earning a degree or certificate The Missing Piece Quantifying Non Completion Pathways to Success cites research showing that about a third of all students in the California Community College system meet this construct of skills builders many of whom took courses in high skilled areas and enjoyed a salary bump as a result The brief encourages states to reconsider the ways they measure a community college s success to not limit the full range of community colleges benefits Finally the National Center for Education Statistic s recently updated its State Education Reform s webpage which compiles research from a wide range of organizations to provide a one stop site for information on states accountability systems standards assessments and graduation requirements staff qualifications and development school choice policies and students readiness and progress through school Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director By Kate Blosveren in Research Tags budget college and career readiness common core state standards community colleges New Tool Available for State Higher Education Leaders Structured Pathways and Completion Policy Self Assessment Wednesday November 6th 2013 The Postsecondary State Policy Network led by Jobs for the Future JFF has released a new tool to find out how well your state is implementing evidence based policies to build structured pathways and encourage community college completion State higher education leaders can assess their state s existing policies and compare them to those advocated by state and national reform leaders with the Structured Pathways and Completion Policy Self Assessment Tool Since 2004 JFF and policy partners across 15 states have developed and codified policies that empower college leaders enable useful data gathering and analysis provide students with financial aid access and other non academic supports and reward institutions for student outcomes This tool aims to help higher education leaders facilitate college completion discussions prioritize needed policy changes and track policy changes over time The Postsecondary State Policy Network is a multistate collaboration committed to advancing state policies that accelerate community college student success and completion Also available you can also sign up to receive Achieving Success the Network s newsletter on postsecondary state policy For more information about the Structured Pathways and Completion Policy Self Assessment Tool please contact Lindsay Devilbiss Project Associate Jobs for the Future at ldevilbiss jff org Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager By Ramona in News Research Resources Tags career pathways community colleges Legislative Update Senate Releases WIA Discussion Draft Friday June 28th 2013 Clarification on ESEA Title I Supplement Not Supplant This week the U S Department of Education ED sent a letter to Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA state Title I directors to clarify concerns around funding with regards to sequestration ED noted that beginning July 1 2013 many states and local education agencies LEAs will experience funding decreases due to sequestration and other budgetary factors The letter stated that ED understands that some LEAs have indicated a willingness to make up the difference in whole or in part with local funds in order to continue to provide a high quality Title I program However many LEAs are concerned that they might violate the prohibition against supplanting if they replace the local contribution with Title I Part A funds in a subsequent year ED confirmed that LEAs taking this approach will not be considered in violation of the Supplement Not Supplant requirement The acceptance of this approach is relevant for Career Technical Education CTE because it could set a precedent for the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Perkins as states and locals seek to continue funding CTE programs despite any decreases in federal funding Senate WIA Discussion Draft After holding a hearing on the Workforce Investment Act WIA last week the Senate released this week its first discussion draft for reauthorization of the legislation While NASDCTEc was pleased with many components of the draft such as its inclusion of career pathways throughout the bill and the removal of the sequence of services provision we were concerned with a proposal to fund One Stop infrastructure and other activites directly from the state allocations of One Stop partner programs While only postsecondary Perkins programs offer training services as partners in the One Stop system under WIA Perkins funding supports both secondary and postsecondary CTE programs with the decision of how to split overall funding between secondary and postsecondary CTE made by each individual state The 1 5 percent contribution proposed in the WIA draft would mean a loss of nearly 17 million overall that would then come from Perkins administrative funds resulting in a 30 percent cut to the administrative funds that are available to most states This issue has been a longstanding one within WIA legislation and will likely continue to be a sticking point as Congress proceeds with WIA reauthorization The Senate WIA proposal is only currently in draft form and staff provided comments on the draft legislation and will continue to work with Senate staff on this issue Bill for Grant to Address Skills Gap Through Community Colleges and Businesses Yesterday Representative George Miller D CA and Senator Al Franken D MN announced that they will soon introduce legislation intended to close the skills gap by developing and strengthening partnerships between community and technical colleges and business and industry The Community College to Career Fund Act would create a competitive grant program to encourage partnerships between two year postsecondary institutions and business and industry Partnerships would focus on creating job experiences such as apprenticeships and on the job training that allow participants to receive college credit while gaining hands on experience By preparing individuals with high demand skills the bill aims for businesses to locate and invest in the U S and for communities to maintain their local talent Additional highlights of the Community College to Career Fund include The fund will support pathways entrepreneurship for 5 million small business owners over three years including a six week online training course on entrepreneurship and an intensive six month training program resulting in entrepreneurship certification for 100 000 small business owners The fund will help partnerships between two year colleges and businesses train two million Americans for jobs in high demand industries such as health care advanced manufacturing clean energy and information technology Representative Miller stated that Community colleges are essential in today s economy to educate the workforce of the future the registered nurses the experts in the alternative energy sector and the IT and cyber security workers This legislation will make critical investments in community colleges that will strengthen the middle class and enable America s workforce to better compete in the global economy This bill appears to be similar to an initiative proposed by the Obama Administration early last year Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager By Kara in Legislation News Public Policy Tags community colleges NCLB ESEA WIA Community Colleges in the Spotlight Wednesday May 8th 2013 This week the National Center for Education and the Economy released a new report at a day long event in Washington DC The report What Does It Mean to Be College and Work Ready explores the first year expectations for students across nine different disciplines Accounting Automotive Technology Biotech Electrical Technology Business Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Information Technology Computer Programming Nursing and General Studies in mathematics and English Language Arts and finds that there is a misalignment between what students learn in high school and what they need to know for success in their first year at community college Specifically in mathematics the report finds that the first year expectations are rarely above the Algebra I bar and largely focus on mathematics taught in middle school The report identifies some key content areas that are typically untaught in high school namely schematics geometric visualization and complex applications of measurement One recommendation is to refocus K 12 mathematics instruction so students can gain a deeper conceptual understanding of the foundational knowledge and skills in elementary and middle school mathematics rather than rushing them to and through advanced course taking in high school In English the report finds that while the texts assigned in the first year of community college programs are at the 11 th and 12 th grade level the assignments and tests demand little from students by way of reading comprehension or writing or in other words there is high text complexity but low test rigor The Common Core State Standards focus on discipline specific literacy reading informational texts and writing from evidence should help shore up students abilities in these areas but community colleges will need to adjust their instruction in kind Over the course of six panel discussions a number of topics were explored but two themes came up time and again the first being the tradeoff between community colleges shifting their mission away from providing open access to all students to the accountability driven goal of retaining students The question was raised but largely unanswered of whether this shift has led community colleges to lower their expectations and standards for incoming students to ensure more stay enrolled and complete On the other hand remediation has long been an issue among community colleges and hasn t dramatically improved since institutions have begun to focus on completion The other major theme discussed was the need for more curricular pathways for students in high school particularly in mathematics While the report recommends that Algebra II no longer be required for all students most of the panelists agreed that Algebra II still had value to students but that there need to be more contextualized learning opportunities for students based on their learning styles and post high school interests What struck me about the event is that Career Technical Education CTE has long been tackling the challenges and opportunities raised in the report and event including building partnerships between K 12 and community college and between community colleges and employers and offering contextualized learning pathways to students While CTE was barely mentioned explicitly over the course of the day and is not mentioned at all in the report it is a major component of any strategy to address students readiness for college and careers Click here to read the report and watch video from the release event Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director By Kate Blosveren in Meetings and Events Public Policy Research

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  • workforce « NASDCTEc Blog
    also aware of the risks associated with daily tasks Students are our future Let s make safety a priority and enroll them in safety training today i Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2014 Young Worker Safety and Health ii Department of Labor YouthRules 2012 Are You a Teen Worker iii Jeffress Charles N 2000 BEACON Biodynamics and Ergonomics Symposium Occupational Safety and Health Administration United States Department of Labor iv Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2013 Health and Safety of Young Workers This blog post was written by CareerSafe Online a participant and gold level sponsor at the 2014 NASDCTEc Fall Meeting By Evan Williamson in NASDCTEc Fall Meeting Tags accountability business and industry Standards workforce Council of State Governments National Conference Friday August 15th 2014 Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend The Council of State Governments CSG annual national conference as a member of the National Task Force on Workforce Development and Education which is part of their State Pathways to Prosperity initiative With members representing all three branches of state government CSG brought a broad set of perspectives together to discuss the key challenges and opportunities in developing a strong education and workforce pipeline The final Task Force framework and recommendations will be further developed and released in the coming months In addition to the Task Force meeting I also had the opportunity to attend a policy academy where I learned about an array of impressive state and business led efforts to support students career readiness and U S competitiveness One such example is the MC2 STEM High Schoo l developed through a partnership between the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and GE Lighting Students attend school on the GE campus during their sophomore year where they engage in a year long project that culminates in a presentation to GE leaders and then spend their junior and senior years at Cleveland State University All students complete at least one internship have a GE buddy and must demonstrate 90 percent proficiency to earn credits Since the school opened in 2008 nearly 100 percent of MC2 STEM students have graduated and 84 percent of the graduates have matriculated into college Another fascinating model shared was the Automotive Manufacturers Technical Education Collaborative AMTEC or the National Center for Excellence in Advanced Automotive Manufacturing AMTEC is an effort supported by the major automotive manufacturers Ford GM Toyota Honda etc to develop a set of common expectations to anchor training programs for multi skilled employees AMTEC provides industry developed and verified curriculum and assessments to its member community colleges companies and high schools as well as professional development and other resources And did I mention the meeting was in Anchorage Alaska as a bonus As evidence here s a picture of me and a picture of a moose Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director By Kate Blosveren in Meetings and Events Uncategorized Tags business and industry partnerships workforce 15 States Eligible for WIA Incentive Grants Friday June 7th 2013 The U S Department of Labor s Employment and Training Administration and the U S Department of Education have jointly announced that the following states are eligible to apply for incentive grant awards as authorized through the Workforce Investment Act WIA Arizona Arkansas Georgia Idaho Kentucky Louisiana Minnesota Mississippi New Hampshire New York Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island Tennessee West Virginia States were selected based on their performance related goals in employment after training and related services retention in employment and improved literacy levels Eligible states may apply for a share of the 10 million available to be used through June 30 2015 The funds will support workforce and education activities as authorized under Title IB and Title II of WIA or under the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act To qualify states must have exceeded performance levels for WIA Title IB and Title II for the 2011 program year Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager By Kara in News Tags WIA workforce Register Now for NASDCTEc Webinar on Career Academies An Investment in Students the Workforce and the Economy Tuesday April 30th 2013 Career Academies An Investment in Students the Workforce and the Economy Career academies are a proven way of delivering high quality Career Technical Education CTE Through small learning communities college preparatory curriculum and strong partnerships with local employers career academies offer work based learning opportunities and rigorous pathways to postsecondary education and careers Research strongly supports the efficacy of career academies in increasing the academic success attendance levels and future earning potential of participating students Join us for a webinar that features state and local leaders who will discuss why career academies are a successful delivery mechanism for CTE and what they are doing in this exciting field The webinar will be held on Thursday May 9th at 3 p m ET Speakers include Rod Duckworth Chancellor Division of Career and Adult Education Florida Department of Education Sabrina Arney Teacher Aspirations in Medical Sciences Academy Long Beach California David Beckett Advocacy Manager NASDCTEc Register NOW Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager By Ramona in Webinars Tags career academies workforce Spring Meeting Recap Federal Career Pathways Initiatives Friday April 19th 2013 Earlier this week the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc held its annual Spring Meeting where during one session participants heard updates on three national programs that are aiming to better coordinate and strengthen career pathways systems across states Importantly all of the presenters expressed an appreciation for each other s efforts and noted that there was a lot of coordination across the projects Mary Clagett of Jobs for the Future discussed Advancing Career and Technical Education CTE in State and Local Career Pathways Systems which is a federally funded program working with a cohort of states to support coordinate and develop non duplicative education and training programs that will help build skills among low skilled adults The focus of the initial research and ongoing technical assistance in states is on identifying

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  • This Week in CTE: ESEA Edition « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Three Weeks Left to Apply to the Excellence in Action Award NASDCTEc Legislative Update Congress Aims to Move Past No Child Left Behind as Funding Deadline Edges Closer Once More This Week in CTE ESEA Edition TWEET OF THE WEEK As we discuss ESEA we should keep in mind that students must be able to take the next step in their educational journeys SavePerkinsNow Sen Tammy Baldwin SenatorBaldwin November 19 2015 ARTICLE S OF THE WEEK House Senate Conferees Endorse Deal to Replace No Child Left Behind Lawmakers from the House and Senate met Thursday and by a vote of 39 to 1 endorsed legislation to replace No Child Left Behind Next up is a vote by the House on December 2 before it heads to the Senate The new legislation is all about the states shifting accountability systems away from the Federal level creating a grant program to help serve low income children and allowing states to cap standardized testing Read More The New ESEA in a Single Table Though the full text won t be released until November 30 Michael Petrilli of the Thomas B Fordham Institute charts what provisions may have been eliminated or survived the new ESEA bill Take a Look RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Want to know where NASDCTEc stands on ESEA Check out our ESEA recommendations and follow our Legislative Updates on the Learning that Works Blog Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Thursday November 19th 2015 at 3 16 pm and is filed under Legislation NASDCTEc Resources News Public Policy You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0

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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 NASDCTEc Legislative Update Senate Begins Consideration of Perkins Reauthorization as House Elects a new Speaker and Congress Inches Closer to Budget Deal CTE Research Review How Did England Triple Its Apprenticeships This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK Gallup survey found that mentorship and guidance enhance the college experience for students of color EdSummit pic twitter com WD1xiYte1N Natl Urban League NatUrbanLeague October 27 2015 RESOURCE OF THE WEEK National Apprenticeships week begins Monday The U S Department of Labor has a variety of resources available including fact sheets a list of events in your community and webinars Learn more NEWS OF THE WEEK The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council and Grduation Alliance have joined forces to address the skills gap in the manufacturing sector by focusing on creating pathways to graduation for former high school dropouts along with providing students with professional training and industry certification Learn More BLOG OF THE WEEK We re closing out the month with a lot of activity around the Carl D Perkins Act reauthorization Learn more about the recent hearing in the House Senate reauthorization priorities and what is slated to happen next Make sure to sign up for our Learning that Works blog and follow the Legislative Update series for more information Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Friday October 30th 2015 at 1 12 pm and is filed under Legislation Meetings and Events NASDCTEc Resources News Resources Webinars You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are

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  • This Week in CTE « 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 NASDCTEc Legislative Update Obama Administration Announces College Scorecard and Apprenticeship Grants as Congress Edges Closer to Funding Deadline Getting to Know Idaho This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK How CTEWorks is partnering to improve student opportunity in a global economy http t co 2lbOARPTls CTE STEM pic twitter com pGOj8P21ix Asia Society EDU AsiaSocietyPGL September 17 2015 ARTICLE OF THE WEEK The Council of State Governments September October issue of Capitol Ideas magazine focuses on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM with an article specifically on how Career Technical Education intersects with STEM Read More WEBINAR OF THE WEEK NASDCTEc in partnership with the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center are hosting a webinar Reshaping Tennessee s Work based Learning on Thursday October 15 The webinar will explore how Tennesee is reshaping work based learning to create a rigorous and relevant experience for all students Register REPORT OF THE WEEK Don t Quit on Me a report released by America s Promise Alliance explores how the role of relationships in a student s life impacts their chances of graduating high school Read More AWARD OF THE WEEK The Alliance for Excellent Education opened applications for their Excellence and Innovation In Secondary Schools award The awards will identify exemplary high schools and or districts that are improving outcomes for undeserved students Apply Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Friday September 18th 2015 at 1 14 pm and is filed under Meetings and Events NASDCTEc Resources News Publications Research Resources Webinars You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and

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  • EMS Program Models Secondary and Postsecondary Partnerships « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 This Week in CTE President Obama Announces Apprenticeship Program EMS Program Models Secondary and Postsecondary Partnerships Walter s State Community College s WSCC Emergency Medical Services EMS program in Morristown Tennessee is a model of partnerships between a postsecondary institution and 23 surrounding high schools Students being the program of study as early as ninth grade where they can earn up to four college credits and have the opportunity to transfer seamlessly into WSCC to become a certified emergency medical technician or paramedic The EMS program of study truly spans secondary and postsecondary education and has yielded some incredible results Of the 28 secondary students participating in the program all graduated high school and nearly all earned articulated credit and or a postsecondary credential and enrolled in postsecondary education For those completing the postsecondary component they enjoyed a very impressive post program placement rate from WSCC of 96 percent WSCC will be featured during a session at the Association for Career and Technical Education s annual CareerTech VISION conference in New Orleans LA in November Don t miss the chance to hear from this best practice program and register for the conference today You can also learn more about WSCC s EMS program here Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags excellence in action This entry was posted on Friday September 11th 2015 at 7 17 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

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  • excellence in action « NASDCTEc Blog
    and community organizations and preparing students for postsecondary and career success Nine award winners from across the country were honored during a luncheon and reception at the NASDCTEc 2015 Spring Meeting in Washington D C The winners are Agriculture Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Illinois Agriculture Food Natural Resources Career Cluster Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Upper Valley Career Center Ohio Architecture Construction Career Cluster Academy for Business and Finance Bergen County Technical Schools Bergen County Academies New Jersey Business Management Administration Career Cluster Emergency Medical Services Walters State Community College Tennessee Health Science Career Cluster Culinary Arts Academy Lorain County Joint Vocational School Ohio Hospitality Tourism Career Cluster Early Childhood Education Henderson County High School Kentucky Human Services Career Cluster Welding Technology Program Butte Glenn Community College California Manufacturing Career Cluster Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Marine Academy of Science and Technology New Jersey Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Career Cluster Transportation Distribution and Logistics Academy Omaha Bryan High School Nebraska Transportation Distribution Logistics Career Cluster In addition to the award ceremony winners will invited to present their programs of study to meeting attendees These Excellence in Action award winners exemplify everything that high quality CTE programs can and should be said Kimberly Green Executive Director of NASDCTEc These programs have students graduating at above average rates are aligned with employer and industry needs and certification standards and build meaningful partnerships all to prepare students to succeed in their careers Two page profiles of each winner detailing their unique strengths and opportunities are available here Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate By Katie Fitzgerald in CTE Learning that works for America NASDCTEc Spring Meeting News Tags excellence in action Achieving Excellence in the New School Year Union County Academy for Performing Arts Thursday October 2nd 2014 This summer was one of progress and change at the Union County Academy for Performing Arts APA with program administrator Scott Rubin moving on to East Hanover School District and supervisor Kelly Douglas Jackson taking over in his place In spite of turnover at the top of this innovative program Ms Douglas Jackson reported that APA has only gotten stronger from last year when it earned our Excellence in Action award for the Arts A V Technology and Communications Career Cluster Deepening its partnership with Kean University which sees APA students spend their entire senior year attending college courses while earning full credit toward their high school diploma APA students amassed over 1 500 credit hours at Kean with 3 4 collective GPA APA was also ranked as one of the top high schools in America by Newsweek APA also has set a course for expansion inviting more industry professionals to the school to teach master classes and will add a Technical Theatre program including scenic design lighting design sound design and costume design The new major will coincide with another bump in enrollment putting the program at its highest enrollment in its six year history Continuing with their tradition of extremely high postsecondary placement

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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Time to Double Down on Education and Training NASDCTEc Legislative Update A Pile of Work Awaits Congress in September as the CTE Presidential Scholars Program Continues to Take Shape This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK Transforming teacher recruitment is a massive issue CTE can help EducatorsRising http t co q1NQoThcN5 NASDCTEc CTEWorks August 12 2015 ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Putting a Spotlight on Technical and Vocational Skills Despite the projected demand for skilled trade jobs in the next decade little attention support or funding is lacking for Career Technical Education students To shine a light on this area of education WorldSkills hosted their 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Sao Paulo Brazil The USA sent 18 students who competed with 70 other countries in areas such as manufacturing and heavy vehicle equipment maintenance Read More WEBINAR OF THE WEEK Integrating Employability Skills into Everyday Instruction On Wednesday September 2nd join the College and Career Readiness and Success Center Center on Great Teachers and Leaders and RTI International for a webinar highlighting the new learning module Integrating Employability Skills A Framework for All Educators focusing on how educators can integrate employability skills into their curriculum Register RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Achieve launched the Rising to the Challenge Views on High School Graduates Preparedness for College and Careers This PowerPoint breaks down their most recent survey of college instructors and employers who work with recent high school graduates and their career readiness into easy to read graphs and graphics Read More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Friday August 14th 2015 at 8 08 am and is filed under NASDCTEc Resources News Resources Uncategorized Webinars You can follow any responses

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