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  • Spring Meeting Recap: Certified to Work: Private Sector Credentialing and Certification Efforts « NASDCTEc Blog
    in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Finding Clarity in Career Readiness through Partnerships Nine CTE Programs of Study Receive the Excellence in Action Award Spring Meeting Recap Certified to Work Private Sector Credentialing and Certification Efforts In a very spirited panel discussion three leading experts in credentials shared some challenges and opportunities in building validating and scaling industry recognized credentials and certifications at NASDCTEc s annual Spring Meeting last week The session kicked off with moderator Tamar Jacoby of Opportunity America describing credentialing as one of the sexiest topics in CTE and a key to change because of their capacity to validate the mastery of knowledge and skills send signals to employers and prepare individuals for a full range of careers that fall between low skilled jobs and those requiring a full four year degree Jennifer McNelly President of the Manufacturing Institute shared her organization s efforts to bring market sanity to the large universe of industry recognized credentials in manufacturing The Institute sees credentials as potential translators between education and employers because they can give employers confidence that incoming employees with credentials are qualified This is particularly urgent as the manufacturing industry is projecting a skills gap of up to two million jobs going unfilled in the next ten years They started the process by reviewing 450 credentials and ultimately endorsed five in the first pass a number that has grown slightly in the past few years Jacey Cavanagh Project Manager National Network of Business and Industry Associations spoke about the role industry based credentials can play in validating individuals foundational employability skills that apply across all industries The ability to measure and validate these foundational skills are especially important with millennials expected to change jobs and careers more often than previous generations placing more value on those transferable skills From the perspective of Dr Roy Swift Executive Director Workcred the proliferation of credentials and certificates requires a form of protection for students and the public With over 4 000 agencies and organizations certifying skills and a lack of transparency around the development scoring and value of those credentials he warned buyers beware Questions he raised include are credentials validated by third party organizations How often is re certification required What process do states have for phasing out meaningless credentials Workcred currently is working with Kansas to create criteria for evaluating the true value of credentials to students and employers alike Check on a wide array of materials and resources shared by the speakers on our Spring meeting resource page Kate Blosveren Kreamer Associate Executive Director Tags business and industry credentials This entry was posted on Wednesday April 15th 2015 at 6 58 am and is filed under NASDCTEc Spring Meeting You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently

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  • CTE Research Review « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Flurry of ESEA Activity Ahead of Congressional Reauthorization Push CTE Research Review In case you missed it the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment CAPSEE has a slew of new reports focused on labor market outcomes for postsecondary education and certificates Three of particular interest are The Early Impact of Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Do Workers Earn More in Occupations Related to Their College Major The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market An Experimental Study What about Certificates Evidence on the Labor Market Returns to Non Degree Community College Awards in Two States New Briefs from ECS Education Commission of the States has released a series of new briefs that may be of interest to the CTE community such as college guidance and student transitions Be sure to explore the research database for new studies including a new examination of career professionals turned teachers O NET Database Updated The National O NET Center has completed its annual update to their Tools and Technology database which includes more than 60 000 tools and technologies and covers the 900 occupations in its current taxonomy Check it out today Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate Tags CAPSEE certificates college guidance credentials ECS labor market O NET This entry was posted on Wednesday January 14th 2015 at 8 57 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

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  • CAPSEE « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Posts Tagged CAPSEE CTE Research Review Wednesday January 14th 2015 In case you missed it the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment CAPSEE has a slew of new reports focused on labor market outcomes for postsecondary education and certificates Three of particular interest are The Early Impact of Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Do Workers Earn More in Occupations Related to Their College Major The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market An Experimental Study What about Certificates Evidence on the Labor Market Returns to Non Degree Community College Awards in Two States New Briefs from ECS Education Commission of the States has released a series of new briefs that may be of interest to the CTE community such as college guidance and student transitions Be sure to explore the research database for new studies including a new examination of career professionals turned teachers O NET Database Updated The National O NET Center has completed its annual update to their Tools and Technology database which includes more than 60 000 tools and technologies and covers the 900 occupations in its current taxonomy Check it out today Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags CAPSEE certificates college guidance credentials ECS labor market O NET 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

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  • certificates « NASDCTEc Blog
    ECS Education Commission of the States has released a series of new briefs that may be of interest to the CTE community such as college guidance and student transitions Be sure to explore the research database for new studies including a new examination of career professionals turned teachers O NET Database Updated The National O NET Center has completed its annual update to their Tools and Technology database which includes more than 60 000 tools and technologies and covers the 900 occupations in its current taxonomy Check it out today Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags CAPSEE certificates college guidance credentials ECS labor market O NET Sec Duncan Voc Education Hit Its Heyday in the 60s and 70s Monday July 25th 2011 Leaders in industry and education convened last week to unravel factors contributing to the current skills gap and to debate possible solutions that would strengthen the workforce Though many panelists including heads of Google Snap On and the Manufacturing Institute and keynote speaker Senator Mark Warner VA voiced support for Career Technical Education CTE one major participant was less optimistic about the role of CTE After sharing her observations of successful vocational programs in countries such as South Korea and Finland an interviewer asked her guest Secretary of Education Arne Duncan why America doesn t talk more about career readiness Duncan replied that Vocational education hit its heyday in the 60s and 70s and that the country has backed off of the approach since then Duncan said that vocational training needs to prepare students for viable careers in fields like technology and healthcare and not in outdated fields When asked why he thinks the heyday of vocational education was a half century ago the Secretary stated that At that point we maybe had a clearer sense of what we were preparing students for And my concern today there are some amazingly high performing voc and career programs in high schools but you honestly have too many schools today that are still preparing students for the jobs of 30 or 40 years ago So for me it s are you getting industry recognized credentials Are you getting a certificate Are you getting a piece of paper Are you getting the training that s going to lead you to a good job and to a career coming out of high school And we want to put a lot more resources behind places that are doing that Click here to view Sec Duncan s interview begins at 16 53 Today s CTE programs are vastly different than the vocational education programs offered 50 years ago NASDCTEc developed a new vision for all CTE programs last year that clearly frames principles and actions to ensure high quality CTE nationwide States and CTE programs across the country have taken enormous steps to provide students with multiple options and transferable skills through innovative programs CTE students can participate in a variety of pathways each providing real world opportunities for

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  • college guidance « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Posts Tagged college guidance CTE Research Review Wednesday January 14th 2015 In case you missed it the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment CAPSEE has a slew of new reports focused on labor market outcomes for postsecondary education and certificates Three of particular interest are The Early Impact of Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Do Workers Earn More in Occupations Related to Their College Major The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market An Experimental Study What about Certificates Evidence on the Labor Market Returns to Non Degree Community College Awards in Two States New Briefs from ECS Education Commission of the States has released a series of new briefs that may be of interest to the CTE community such as college guidance and student transitions Be sure to explore the research database for new studies including a new examination of career professionals turned teachers O NET Database Updated The National O NET Center has completed its annual update to their Tools and Technology database which includes more than 60 000 tools and technologies and covers the 900 occupations in its current taxonomy Check it out today Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags CAPSEE certificates college guidance credentials ECS labor market O NET 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

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  • O*NET « NASDCTEc Blog
    for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment CAPSEE has a slew of new reports focused on labor market outcomes for postsecondary education and certificates Three of particular interest are The Early Impact of Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Do Workers Earn More in Occupations Related to Their College Major The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market An Experimental Study What about Certificates Evidence on the Labor Market Returns to Non Degree Community College Awards in Two States New Briefs from ECS Education Commission of the States has released a series of new briefs that may be of interest to the CTE community such as college guidance and student transitions Be sure to explore the research database for new studies including a new examination of career professionals turned teachers O NET Database Updated The National O NET Center has completed its annual update to their Tools and Technology database which includes more than 60 000 tools and technologies and covers the 900 occupations in its current taxonomy Check it out today Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags CAPSEE certificates college guidance credentials ECS labor market O NET What is A Green Job Thursday October 15th 2009 There is great discourse on defining what qualifies as a green Is nuclear energy a green industry Is an accountant for a wind farm a green job The Department of Labor recently tagged over 100 occupations in the O NET database as being green occupations http online onetcenter org find green This searchable tool allows you to browse by the 12 identified green economy sectors Agriculture and Forestry Energy and Carbon Capture and Storage Energy Efficiency Energy Storage Environment Protection Government and Regulatory Administration Green Construction Manufacturing Recycling and Waste Reduction Renewable Energy Generation Research Design and Consulting Services and Transportation The tool breaks green occupations into three categories definitions and data below are credited to and are directly from the O NET website http www onetcenter org green html p 2 Green increased demand occupations The impact of green economy activities and technologies is an increase in the employment demand for an existing occupation However this impact does not entail significant changes in the work and worker requirements of the occupation The work context may change but the tasks themselves do not 64 occupations meet this definition Green enhanced skills occupations The impact of green economy activities and technologies results in a significant change to the work and worker requirements of an existing O NET SOC occupation This impact may or may not result in an increase in employment demand for the occupation The essential purposes of the occupation remain the same but tasks skills knowledge and external elements such as credentials have been altered 60 occupations meet this definition Green new and emerging occupations The impact of green economy activities and technologies is sufficient to create the need for unique work and worker requirements which results in the generation of a new occupation relative to the

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  • CTE Research Review « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Legislative Update Cromnibus Edges Through Congress Administration Announces New Apprenticeship Grants This Week in CTE CTE Research Review GAO Study on State Funding of Public Colleges In a report for the Senate s Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions the Government Accountability Office GAO issued a new study examining how state funding and policies have affected college affordability Between 2003 and 2012 the report found that state funding across all public colleges decreased by 12 percent citing the recession s impact on state budgets as a likely reason At the same time median tuition rose 55 percent and as of fiscal year 2012 became a greater source of revenue for public colleges than state funding The GAO provided recommendations in particular about how the federal government could incentivize state action from Federal Student Aid changes new federal grant programs and providing consumer information on college affordability iNACOL State Policy Framework for Competency based Education The International Association for K 12 Online Learning iNACOL which advocates and supports quality blended online and competency based learning opportunities has released a five point state policy framework to support competency based education According to the report 36 states have adopted policies to enable competency based education such as allowing for proficiency based diplomas waiving seat time requirements or creating credit flexibility As the impetus behind its policy framework iNACOL predicts that the move toward mastery and competency will only increase moving forward To reach sustainable systemic change iNACOL recommends the following Create competency based education systems Improve student access and equity Measure and assure quality from inputs to outcomes Support innovative educators Support new learning models through connectivity data systems and security Nanodegrees and Stackable Credentials On Tuesday the Center for American Progress convened a discussion about reimagining the path to the workforce through nanodegrees and stackable credentials The panel featured Eugene Giovannini of Maricopa Corporate College Clarissa Shen of Udacity and Anne Wintroub of AT T The event also focused on the think tank s 2013 report A Path Forward You can watch the discussion here Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate Tags affordability competency based education credentials GAO nanodegrees This entry was posted on Wednesday December 17th 2014 at 2 37 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 CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives Select Month January 2016 2 December 2015 6 November

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  • affordability « NASDCTEc Blog
    17th 2014 GAO Study on State Funding of Public Colleges In a report for the Senate s Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions the Government Accountability Office GAO issued a new study examining how state funding and policies have affected college affordability Between 2003 and 2012 the report found that state funding across all public colleges decreased by 12 percent citing the recession s impact on state budgets as a likely reason At the same time median tuition rose 55 percent and as of fiscal year 2012 became a greater source of revenue for public colleges than state funding The GAO provided recommendations in particular about how the federal government could incentivize state action from Federal Student Aid changes new federal grant programs and providing consumer information on college affordability iNACOL State Policy Framework for Competency based Education The International Association for K 12 Online Learning iNACOL which advocates and supports quality blended online and competency based learning opportunities has released a five point state policy framework to support competency based education According to the report 36 states have adopted policies to enable competency based education such as allowing for proficiency based diplomas waiving seat time requirements or creating credit flexibility As the impetus behind its policy framework iNACOL predicts that the move toward mastery and competency will only increase moving forward To reach sustainable systemic change iNACOL recommends the following Create competency based education systems Improve student access and equity Measure and assure quality from inputs to outcomes Support innovative educators Support new learning models through connectivity data systems and security Nanodegrees and Stackable Credentials On Tuesday the Center for American Progress convened a discussion about reimagining the path to the workforce through nanodegrees and stackable credentials The panel featured Eugene Giovannini of Maricopa Corporate College Clarissa Shen

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