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  • Three Weeks Left to Apply to the Excellence in Action Award « NASDCTEc Blog
    Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee This Week in CTE YesSheCan This Week in CTE ESEA Edition Three Weeks Left to Apply to the Excellence in Action Award Three Weeks Left to Apply to the 2016 Excellence in Action Award The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium is searching the country for superior programs of study across the 16 Career Clusters that have a meaningful impact on student success Why Should I Apply Receiving the Excellence in Action award means your program of study will be showcased on a national level through conferences webinars in a monthly newsletter to members of Congress in the media on our website and in our blog It s a chance to show the rest of the country how your program of study prepares students for successful and meaningful careers through high quality CTE If you want to see examples of some stellar programs of study take a look at the 2014 and 2015 winners some of which were featured at the White House How to Apply Complete the Award Application and follow steps for submission of your application by the application deadline Wednesday December 9 2015 5 00 p m ET For questions or more information email awards careertech org Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Wednesday November 18th 2015 at 10 54 am 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11950 (2016-01-08)
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  • Celebrating Excellence for Manufacturing Day « NASDCTEc Blog
    in CTE Arne Duncan Resigns in December Celebrating Excellence for Manufacturing Day In honor of Manufacturing Day we d like to highlight one of our 2015 Excellence in Action award winners in the Manufacturing Career Cluster The Welding Technology Program at Butte Glenn Community College BGCC in Oroville California is an exemplary program of study relying on rigorous program performance standards and national curriculum standards along with quality employer partnerships to produce entry level technicians prepared to work in the industry BGCC has developed articulation agreements with 20 high schools in the state and offers opportunities for high school students to complete college courses through concurrent enrollment In 2013 2014 almost 80 students earned postsecondary credits through these agreements creating a true pathway to postsecondary success Once students enter postsecondary education they have the opportunity to earn a variety of certifications and have access to work hands on with industry leaders For example PG E and the college developed the PG E Power Pathway for welding providing curriculum instructor training and scholarships for welding students I have found Butte College s program to be exemplary and a model for others Frankly I consider them to be one of the best welding programs in our state said Kerry Shatell Sr Welding Engineer at PG E The graduates are considered to be more highly qualified and able to perform journeyman level work sooner than other graduates in the marketplace This sentiment rings true with data showing that 92 percent of students earned a pass rate for a certification and all students entered the workforce or military upon completion of the program Read more about BGCC s Welding program of study here and join us in celebrating Manufacturing Day We will be on Twitter sharing exciting news events and resources throughout the day

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11881 (2016-01-08)
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  • Webinar: Building a Strong Relationship Between Competency-Based Pathways and CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee This Week in CTE This Week in CTE Webinar Building a Strong Relationship Between Competency Based Pathways and CTE On November 5 2015 from 2 00 3 00 pm ET the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc and Achieve are co hosting a webinar to highlight our recently released brief Building a Strong Relationship between Competency Based Pathways and Career Technical Education This webinar will provide an overview of the many leverage points between Career Technical Education CTE and Competency Based Pathways CBP to support states adoption and implementation of integrated CTE and CBP The webinar will also explore Connecticut s and Oregon s strategies for integrating CTE into their CBP and the opportunities and challenges faced along the way This webinar is for anyone looking to learn more about CTE CBP and their potential when implemented together Speakers will include Suzanne Vita Loud Associate Consultant Connecticut State Department of Education Tom Thompson Education Specialist Oregon Department of Education Stephen DeWitt Association for Career and Technical Education Kate Blosveren NASDCTEc Alissa Peltzman Achieve Andrew Valent Achieve How to participate To add this meeting to your calendar click here To join the web conference click here Dial In 1 866 297 6395 Confirmation Number 41021850 Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Tuesday October 20th 2015 at 3 25 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11897 (2016-01-08)
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  • Getting to Know … Idaho « 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 This Week in CTE This Week in CTE Getting to Know Idaho Note NASDCTEc has launched a new blog series called Getting to Know We are using this series to help our readers learn more about specific states State CTE Directors our partners and more Check out our entries about Florida and Michigan State Name Idaho State CTE Director Dwight Johnson Administrator Professional Technical Education About Idaho CTE in Idaho is known as Professional Technical Education or PTE The Division of Professional Technical Education is responsible for secondary postsecondary and adult PTE programs PTE is delivered at the secondary level through high schools and magnet schools At the postsecondary level there are three community colleges one standalone technical college and two technical colleges that are embedded within the state s four year universities all with PTE programs With the belief that PTE sits at the nexus of education and the workforce Johnson has been using his years of experience at the Department of Labor to strengthen connections between secondary and postsecondary PTE programs and the workforce This starts with an intensive realignment process of secondary and postsecondary CTE programs which will help to provide a seamless educational experience for Idaho students and best prepare them for success in their careers Check out just a few facts about Idaho PTE here Notable in Idaho Idaho has been working to expand student access to PTE programs of study through its soon to launch PTE Digital which allows students to take PTE courses in health and IT Johnson said PTE is looking to expand these options to other pathways to create more opportunities particularly for students located in very rural areas Additionally in 2014 the Idaho legislature established the Fast Forward program which provides junior and senior high school students with up to 200 and 400 respectively to help cover the cost of taking dual credit courses PTE approved industry certification exams and college bearing exams The program has been so successful that costs have far exceeded original projections as more and more students take advantage of the opportunity to earn advance credit and certifications Finally the Department is developing a microcertification and badging effort called SkillStack The initiative has two primary goals to validate students technical skills and competencies against industry defined standards and to help with the articulation of credit from secondary PTE programs to postsecondary institutions Idaho educators can track and validate student skill attainment through the site once the Department verifies that the curriculum taught was aligned to industry standards Soon employers will be able to search for candidates with the badges and skills that they need Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate This entry was posted on Monday September 21st 2015 at 10 15 am and is filed under Uncategorized You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11865 (2016-01-08)
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  • Getting to Know … Michigan « NASDCTEc Blog
    be the only state in the nation that does not have a state agency or governing body responsible for higher education MDE and the Workforce Development Agency work collaboratively with the deans of the colleges and universities to foster and promote postsecondary CTE connections About Michigan CTE In the Great Lakes State secondary CTE is delivered through comprehensive high schools and career centers In 2011 33 percent or 115 214 of juniors and seniors were enrolled in CTE programs with 19 percent of those completing their CTE program Of the 16 Career Clusters in the state Business Management and Administration Marketing Sales and Service and Health Science are the three most popular programs within secondary CTE The state s graduation requirements often forced CTE to compete for space in a student s schedule In 2014 lawmakers made changes to the state s graduation requirements to allow CTE course equivalencies to count toward graduation in science physical education and foreign languages as well as math in some cases State officials expect this change to boost the number of students taking and completing CTE programs Postsecondary is delivered largely through community colleges With more than 200 000 students enrolled across all programs the most popular are Health Science Business Management and Administration and Law Public Safety Corrections Security About the state CTE office MDE is the sole agency responsible for the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Perkins and has 26 people on staff The state s Perkins funding is divided with 60 percent dedicated to secondary CTE and 40 percent for postsecondary MDE has a memorandum of understanding with the state s Workforce Development Agency to distribute the federal postsecondary CTE funds to the state s community colleges Programs of Study POS Education in Michigan is governed heavily through local control meaning that all programs of study are locally developed However to garner state approval CTE programs of study must have strong postsecondary connections In recent years the number of statewide articulation agreements has grown The state posts all secondary CTE standards on the website CTEnavigator org which state officials say has helped encourage these statewide agreements Notable in Michigan Prior to 2006 Michigan had just two early middle college high schools which is a five year high school that allows students to earn a high school diploma and substantial transcript college credit Then Gov Jennifer Granholm targeted early colleges as a way to bolster the state s talent pipeline in the health field where there was a growing need for skilled workers Granholm and lawmakers allocated funding to launch early colleges with a healthcare focus and once state funding faded away school districts continued to establish these early colleges Today there are 90 early colleges in Michigan with many of them having an explicit CTE focus and the rest offering CTE courses for students Gov Rick Snyder has long promoted CTE as a critical piece of the state s economic development strategy which led most recently to his

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11605 (2016-01-08)
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  • cte-logo-idaho « NASDCTEc Blog
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    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?attachment_id=11866 (2016-01-08)
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  • Introducing Dwight Johnson, State Director of Idaho « NASDCTEc Blog
    Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Reminder Webinar next Tuesday on Open Badging Adobe s Hiring for the Future Report Carries Implications for CTE Introducing Dwight Johnson State Director of Idaho We are pleased to welcome Idaho s new State Director of Career Technical Education Dwight Johnson Officially the Administrator of Idaho s Division of Professional Technical Education State Director Johnson has worked for decades in the Idaho Departments of Labor and Commerce on workforce development and also spent 18 months as the interim executive director of the Idaho State Board of Education State Director Johnson emphasizes the cross cutting nature of his experience bridging the worlds of work and education among labor industry and education He sees collaboration between all three as vital to making CTE learning that works for Idaho It s crucial to connect systems and create more seamless transitions between education providers he said in an interview with NASDCTEc last month During the same conversation State Director Johnson repeatedly cited the need to integrate CTE with workforce development priorities and workforce data to ensure that at every level secondary postsecondary and beyond CTE serves students and stakeholders reliably and adaptively Learn more about Idaho CTE here and welcome State Director Johnson at the 2014 Fall Meeting Evan Williamson Communications Associate This entry was posted on Thursday October 9th 2014 at 9 33 am and is filed under Meetings and Events NASDCTEc State Director You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11015 (2016-01-08)
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  • Inside International CTE: CTE From an International Employer Perspective « NASDCTEc Blog
    Career Readiness Effective Models On Demand Webinars CTE Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee This Week in CTE President Obama Announces Apprenticeship Program CTE Research Review Making Sense of Credentials Inside International CTE CTE From an International Employer Perspective Our previous international blog posts have largely focused on international Career Technical Education CTE Vocational education systems and how they operate Today we will look at CTE through the lens of an international employer in an interview with Aaron Coulson New Talent Manager at National Grid in the UK This is part of our ongoing blog series with Asia Society s Global Learning Blog on Education Week Can you describe a little bit about your company and your need for global talent National Grid is an international electricity and gas company based in the UK and northeastern U S As owners and operators of the high voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales and the high pressure gas transmission system in Britain we are committed to safeguarding our global environment for future generations and providing all our customers with the highest standards of service through investment in our networks and through our talented diverse workforce In my role working with Our Academy our largest training center in the UK I am responsible for all of National Grid s entry level talent development programs an integral component of the company s grow your strategy that helps develop the skills and knowledge of new employees in the company The following best outlines our focus areas Providing the resources and support they need to develop and build on the wealth of experience and talent that already exists across the organization Attracting and retaining high quality employees Developing new talent through apprenticeships our graduate training program and engineer training program Supporting the development of our employees in order to ensure the future success of our organization Our Academy has garnered much recognition for our approach to developing new talent and our training programs receive a high number of applicants per year Read more about National Grid s role in the UK CTE system including their work developing new employer led apprenticeship standards and advice for organizations who want to engage in the field on Education Week s Global Learning blog Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Tuesday September 15th 2015 at 9 43 am 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 International CTE Archives Select Month January 2016

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11855 (2016-01-08)
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