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  • apprenticeshipUSA « 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 Posts Tagged apprenticeshipUSA CTE Research Review How Did England Triple Its Apprenticeships Wednesday November 4th 2015 It s National Apprenticeship Week The Obama Administration has been raising the profile of and funding for apprenticeships through several initiatives The most recent effort comes from the U S Department of Labor which unveiled its ApprenticeshipUSA Toolkit last week The toolkit includes resources to learn about apprenticeships and their benefits tools to build strong partnerships and apprenticeship strategies and ways to help implement a fully integrated program into a state or local workforce system It also features case studies and videos from Iowa Michigan and Vermont You can also check out last week s webinar for a helpful overview of toolkit How Did England Generate Two Million Apprenticeships The Urban Institute a Washington based think tank hosted the first Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Forum to learn more about how England tripled its apprenticeship offerings The Exchange featured nearly 20 U S British and Australian experts and apprenticeship leaders that explored methods for scaling successful and innovative programs including how to recruit employers and support apprentices Be sure to check out the full slate of presentations and a video of the event to learn more about the British and Australian approaches to expanding apprenticeships For the U S perspective here s a refresher on a 2014 thought piece from the leading U S expert on apprenticeships Robert Lerman Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags Apprenticeships apprenticeshipUSA Iowa Michigan Vermont Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates

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  • dual credit « NASDCTEc Blog
    Policymakers maintained their interest related to high school students earning college credit as well as how credit transfers across institutions States such as Nevada approved a new policy in 2014 to develop statewide articulation agreements for all CTE programs of study to ensure that earned credit in an approved program has total transferability While several of the policy areas that were active in 2013 were also prominent in 2014 there were a few exceptions notably governance Fewer states made changes to CTE governance structures or clarified regulatory authority in 2014 than in the year prior Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in NASDCTEc Resources Public Policy Publications Research Resources Tags ACTE Articulation dual credit Employer Engagement funding Nevada work based learning CTE in Spotlight During Governors State of State Speeches Thursday January 29th 2015 There are a lot of issues competing for attention in a governor s State of the State address from pensions to health care to infrastructure to education So it s notable of the 31 speeches given this month Career Technical Education CTE has found its way into roughly 40 percent of them particularly because governors use this speech as a way to outline their priorities for the year and highlight successes In some instances CTE was only mentioned in passing such as in Alaska where the governor called for increasing educational opportunities for CTE However states such as in Indiana California and Nevada among others governors proposed major investments in CTE as a means to prepare a skilled workforce to compete for tomorrow s jobs and position the state for economic prosperity Here is a quick recap of the highlights as of January 26 We ll continue tracking the remaining speeches and budget proposals and bring you an update in the coming weeks California Although CTE didn t make it into Gov Jerry Brown s speech in California it received a major boost in the governor s proposed budget which was released shortly after Brown proposed the CTE Incentive Fund which calls for 750 million over three years in one time funding The grant program would require a dollar for dollar match by the participating K 12 schools and encourages collaboration with other local agencies to form regional partnerships The budget also proposes nearly 30 million to grow and expand apprenticeships Indiana Declaring his budget the education budget Gov Mike Pence proposed increasing CTE funding by 20 million a year The money would be directed through the state s Indiana Works Councils By providing 20 million a year to create more career and vocational opportunities and improving the way we fund those courses we will dramatically increase the number of students who graduate career ready and increase by fivefold the number of students who graduate with an industry recognized credential by 2020 Pence said Kentucky Gov Steve Beshear praised the state s CTE system in his State of the Commonwealth Recognizing that the four year university path isn t the best route for everyone

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  • Nevada « NASDCTEc Blog
    the 50 states While funding activity grabbed the top spot for the second year in a row industry partnerships and work based learning emerged as a newly popular category with 28 states passing legislation or approving policies designed to accelerate employer engagement with CTE and offer real work experiences for students Policymakers maintained their interest related to high school students earning college credit as well as how credit transfers across institutions States such as Nevada approved a new policy in 2014 to develop statewide articulation agreements for all CTE programs of study to ensure that earned credit in an approved program has total transferability While several of the policy areas that were active in 2013 were also prominent in 2014 there were a few exceptions notably governance Fewer states made changes to CTE governance structures or clarified regulatory authority in 2014 than in the year prior Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in NASDCTEc Resources Public Policy Publications Research Resources Tags ACTE Articulation dual credit Employer Engagement funding Nevada work based learning CTE in Spotlight During Governors State of State Speeches Thursday January 29th 2015 There are a lot of issues competing for attention in a governor s State of the State address from pensions to health care to infrastructure to education So it s notable of the 31 speeches given this month Career Technical Education CTE has found its way into roughly 40 percent of them particularly because governors use this speech as a way to outline their priorities for the year and highlight successes In some instances CTE was only mentioned in passing such as in Alaska where the governor called for increasing educational opportunities for CTE However states such as in Indiana California and Nevada among others governors proposed major investments in CTE as a means to prepare a skilled workforce to compete for tomorrow s jobs and position the state for economic prosperity Here is a quick recap of the highlights as of January 26 We ll continue tracking the remaining speeches and budget proposals and bring you an update in the coming weeks California Although CTE didn t make it into Gov Jerry Brown s speech in California it received a major boost in the governor s proposed budget which was released shortly after Brown proposed the CTE Incentive Fund which calls for 750 million over three years in one time funding The grant program would require a dollar for dollar match by the participating K 12 schools and encourages collaboration with other local agencies to form regional partnerships The budget also proposes nearly 30 million to grow and expand apprenticeships Indiana Declaring his budget the education budget Gov Mike Pence proposed increasing CTE funding by 20 million a year The money would be directed through the state s Indiana Works Councils By providing 20 million a year to create more career and vocational opportunities and improving the way we fund those courses we will dramatically increase the number of students who graduate

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  • partnerships « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Career Clusters Institute Recap Perkins Reauthorization Blueprint Discussion of State Level Implications Thursday June 28th 2012 The National Career Clusters Institute is an annual summer event that offers a range of seminars and workshops highlighting model CTE programs across the country that are aligned to the National Career Clusters Framework This blog series provides a recap of the broad range of information shared over the course of the event which took place June 18 20 in Washington DC During this session officials from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education walked through the Obama Administration s blueprint for Perkins reauthorization and the proposed reform models that they believe will positively impact the way that states develop administer implement and evaluate local CTE programs These reforms include things such as mandatory local consortia within state competition to distribute funds common definitions for accountability and state conditions for receipt of funds NASDCTEc supports the themes encompassed in the Perkins Blueprint alignment collaboration accountability and innovation as is reflected in our recently released Federal Policy Priorities We would like to see a greater emphasis in the next federal CTE legislation on the strong work that the community is doing around programs of study a link to labor market needs greater collaboration between partners stronger and more effective accountability linkages and additional funding for innovation We do however have some concerns about the details in the Blueprint some of which were voiced by attendees during the question and answer portion of the session For example attendees remarked that if the next Perkins includes common measures it is important that there is a way to track students across states States also asked for federal support and

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  • Legislative Update: Cromnibus Edges Through Congress, Administration Announces New Apprenticeship Grants « NASDCTEc Blog
    of the new 114 th Congress beginning in early January With the December 11 th deadline for the most recent CR having come and gone Congress also passed another short term CR to avert a government shutdown while the bill worked its way over to the Senate for further debate this past Friday and Saturday Despite strong opposition from conservatives and liberals alike the cromnibus was approved in the Senate by a 56 40 vote late Saturday night On the whole H R 83 largely maintains funding levels from the previous fiscal year for most programs and departments although it cuts approximately 166 million from the U S Department of Education s ED discretionary budget Fortunately the Carl D Perkins Act s Perkins basic state grant program BSG was excluded from these reductions Instead this legislation level funds the BSG program at 1 118 billion the same amount the program received in FY 2014 Although NASDCTEc and the Association for Career and Technical Education ACTE recently urged lawmakers to fund the program at slightly higher levels maintaining current investment levels for the BSG program is a minor victory in the context of the changing political and fiscal dynamics on Capitol Hill particularly at time when other programs in the discretionary side of the federal budget have been forced to shoulder even larger reductions over the past several years H R 83 also contained a number of controversial policy riders provisions unrelated to appropriations that were the focus of much debate on the legislation Nearly all of the most contentious riders such as changes to campaign finance and banking laws were ultimately included in the legislation Despite these riders President Obama has publicly committed to signing the legislation into law sometime this week Of particular interest to the CTE community was the partial restoration of the federal Pell Grant program s ability to benefit ATB provision something that NASDCTEc has been advocating for in the context of the Higher Education Act s reauthorization This change affords students who do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent access to the federal financial aid program if they are also enrolled in a career pathways program as defined in the new law An additional 6 million in funding was also set aside for a competitive grant program under ED to improve data system coordination and quality at the local state and national levels and is expected to roll out in the coming year Despite the late night passage of the bill in the Senate the Chamber remains open today and possibly further into the week as lawmakers there work on last minute legislation and confirmations for many Obama Administration nominees for various government posts DOL Unveils Apprenticeship Grants Last Friday the U S Department of Labor DOL announced a new 100 million competitive grant program to support the expansion of apprenticeship programs in high growth and high skill occupational areas The American Apprenticeship Grant AAG program is the successor to last year

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11165 (2016-01-08)
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  • CTE Research Review « NASDCTEc Blog
    state invests in apprenticeships taxpayers receive 23 in benefits according to one state study Although there is clearly more than one way to structure a program that engages multiple employers CAP offers a few lessons learned from these five successful examples A strong intermediary is key to a strong apprenticeship program A little public investment goes a long way and Industry recognized credentials add value to apprenticeships in nontraditional occupations NACTE final report released The U S Department of Education has released the long awaited final report of the National Assessment of Career and Technical Education NACTE The report focuses on the new features of the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 Perkins IV Although the NACTE is charged with evaluating the implementation and outcomes of Perkins IV the actual report stops short of providing insight into the effectiveness of the new law The evaluation period covered only the early years of Perkins IV and as such can only shed light on the new law s early implementation Also much of the outside data used in the report comes from before the new law was passed The NACTE spotlighted four major areas Programs of study As a new feature in the 2006 law the NACTE found that programs of study POS have been implemented in widely varying ways both within and across states Also states played a larger role in POS development on the secondary level whereas higher education institutions tended to take the lead when developing postsecondary POS Funding Despite sustaining a total funding loss of 24 percent between fiscal years 2007 and 2014 states continued to become creative with the funding levers available to them For example states increasingly began using the reserve option to facilitate further funding to rural areas or those serving large numbers of CTE students Also in fiscal year 2010 states divided their Perkins money to secondary and postsecondary grantees by a split of 64 percent and 36 percent respectively Of the funds allocated to postsecondary CTE three fourths of that money went to community colleges Accountability Though at least three fourths of states met 90 percent of their performance targets in 2011 12 for secondary and postsecondary CTE researchers said the flexibility in the Perkins accountability system makes it difficult to draw valid cross state comparisons They also raised questions about the validity of some student outcome data CTE programs and participation The NACTE found that nearly all public high school students attended a high school that offered CTE instruction and 85 percent of graduates had completed one or more CTE courses While the number of high school students taking three or more CTE credits in the same field was much smaller 19 percent the most common subject areas were business communications and design and computer and information sciences At the postsecondary level more than 8 million students sought a CTE degree or certificate in 2011 12 The most popular fields were health sciences and business In addition to

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  • CTE Research Review « NASDCTEc Blog
    Educators Branding Websites Co Branding Campaign User Agreement Relevant Resources Issue Briefs Papers Jobs and the Economy College and 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 Catching Up With State Legislatures Part 6 Georgia Program Highlighted for Learning that Works through Work CTE Research Review Although apprenticeships make up just 0 2 percent of the U S labor force they are garnering more attention this summer thanks to recent reports including from the White House s Ready to Work initiative and a set of policy recommendations from The Brookings Institution s Hamilton Project American University economics professor Robert I Lerman posited that investing expanding and re branding U S apprenticeships has the potential to reduce youth unemployment improve the transition from school to career upgrade skills raise wages of young adults strengthen a young worker s identity increase U S productivity achieve positive returns for employers and workers and use limited federal resources more effectively Despite such findings the size of the U S apprenticeship system stands in stark contrast to other major developed countries such as Canada 2 2 percent Britain 2 7 percent and Australia and Germany both 3 7 percent In Britain apprenticeships are coming back into favor after years of decline much like the United States system Recent surveys show that students and the wider public have a growing appetite for apprenticeships Federal investments would be one part of the approach to expanding the U S apprenticeship program According to Lerman the United States spends less than 30 million annually whereas Britain spends about 1 billion or 1 7 billion If British spending on apprenticeships were adjusted to match the U S population Lerman estimates that figure would be 8 5 billion Calling the expansion of apprenticeships a potential game changer Lerman offers recommendations for federal and state governments as well as examples of successful youth apprenticeship programs in Georgia and Wisconsin Be sure to check out additional apprenticeship related recommendations from the Center for American Progress through their series of issue papers as well Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate Tags Apprenticeships Britain Georgia registered apprenticeships White House wisconsin This entry was posted on Thursday August 14th 2014 at 8 02 am 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 CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives Select Month January 2016 2 December 2015 6 November 2015 9 October 2015 13 September 2015 11 August 2015 12 July 2015 16 June

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  • NACTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    proven to be a smart public investment For every 1 the state invests in apprenticeships taxpayers receive 23 in benefits according to one state study Although there is clearly more than one way to structure a program that engages multiple employers CAP offers a few lessons learned from these five successful examples A strong intermediary is key to a strong apprenticeship program A little public investment goes a long way and Industry recognized credentials add value to apprenticeships in nontraditional occupations NACTE final report released The U S Department of Education has released the long awaited final report of the National Assessment of Career and Technical Education NACTE The report focuses on the new features of the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 Perkins IV Although the NACTE is charged with evaluating the implementation and outcomes of Perkins IV the actual report stops short of providing insight into the effectiveness of the new law The evaluation period covered only the early years of Perkins IV and as such can only shed light on the new law s early implementation Also much of the outside data used in the report comes from before the new law was passed The NACTE spotlighted four major areas Programs of study As a new feature in the 2006 law the NACTE found that programs of study POS have been implemented in widely varying ways both within and across states Also states played a larger role in POS development on the secondary level whereas higher education institutions tended to take the lead when developing postsecondary POS Funding Despite sustaining a total funding loss of 24 percent between fiscal years 2007 and 2014 states continued to become creative with the funding levers available to them For example states increasingly began using the reserve option to facilitate further funding to rural areas or those serving large numbers of CTE students Also in fiscal year 2010 states divided their Perkins money to secondary and postsecondary grantees by a split of 64 percent and 36 percent respectively Of the funds allocated to postsecondary CTE three fourths of that money went to community colleges Accountability Though at least three fourths of states met 90 percent of their performance targets in 2011 12 for secondary and postsecondary CTE researchers said the flexibility in the Perkins accountability system makes it difficult to draw valid cross state comparisons They also raised questions about the validity of some student outcome data CTE programs and participation The NACTE found that nearly all public high school students attended a high school that offered CTE instruction and 85 percent of graduates had completed one or more CTE courses While the number of high school students taking three or more CTE credits in the same field was much smaller 19 percent the most common subject areas were business communications and design and computer and information sciences At the postsecondary level more than 8 million students sought a CTE degree or certificate in 2011 12 The

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