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  • Register Now for Upcoming NASDCTEc Webinar Featuring Area CTE Centers: Conquering the Skills Gap through Business-Industry Collaboration « NASDCTEc Blog
    Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Blog Series NOCTI an Eye Toward the Future Legislative Update New Sequester Cut to FY13 President s Budget for FY14 Senate Passes FY14 Budget Proposal Register Now for Upcoming NASDCTEc Webinar Featuring Area CTE Centers Conquering the Skills Gap through Business Industry Collaboration Area CTE Centers operate in a variety of ways from shared time centers offering primarily technical training to full time centers that provide students with both academic instruction and technical training but all provide opportunities for students to receive relevant rigorous CTE And at a time when employers say that they are unable to find workers who have the right skills to fill job vacancies area CTE centers provide a crucial link between the knowledge and skills that students learn and those demanded by local businesses Join us for a webinar that features state and local leaders who will discuss area CTE centers in their states and how they are making connections to the needs of business and industry and their communities The webinar will be held on Thursday April 25th at 3 p m ET Speakers include Steve Gratz Ph D Director Office of Career Technical Education Ohio Department of Education Harold Niehaus Director of Instructional Development Miami Valley Career Technology Center Paula Bowles Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education Bill Kramer Communications and Marketing Coordinator Canadian Valley Technology Center El Reno OK Link to register Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags career pathways Job training technical skills workforce This entry was posted on Friday March 29th 2013 at 10 24 am and is filed under Webinars You can follow any responses to this entry

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  • Texas Bills Would Create a Fast Start Program for Students « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Legislative Update Update on Sequestration Republican Flexibility Plan Politico Opinion Article Touts Benefits of CTE Encourages Perkins Reauthorization Texas Bills Would Create a Fast Start Program for Students The Texas Fast Start Program an initiative designed to train workers faster and in the skills local industries need most is being proposed via a pair of companion bills recently introduced into the Texas House and Senate according to Dan Zehr of the American Statesman In the news release Zehr stated The program would bring community colleges and public institutions together with employers to identify and craft training programs for needed skills But it would also allow students to advance through classes as they master various skills rather than requiring a arbitrary number of hours in classrooms or labs Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags Job training technical skills workforce This entry was posted on Friday March 8th 2013 at 9 45 am and is filed under Public Policy 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

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  • CTE in the news: Skills gap hinders unemployed, business and industry « NASDCTEc Blog
    CTE in the news Skills gap hinders unemployed business and industry More than 20 million Americans have been unemployed or underemployed since January 2009 so why is it that there are more than 3 million job openings in the United States Experts point to the skills gap as part of what is hindering the recovery of our nation s economy according to experts in a recent 60 Minutes news special The skills gap is a frustrating problem among out of work individuals business and industries that need positions filled and the rest of the nation that wants to see the health of the economy revitalized The skills gap issue raises the question as to whether the nation is investing in and supporting programs such as Career Technical Education that will help educate and train workers Ryan Costella head of Strategic Initiatives at Click Bond a Nevada based manufacturing company is aiming to address the skills gap issue among the company s entry level positions Because applicants are lacking basic skills Click Bond is collaborating with nearby community college to offer free training programs for select unemployed individuals I think far too long we ve had our heads in the sand you know We make our parts We just hoped that the education system would produce what we need Costella said And I think the recession I think a lot of things have taught us no you have to engage Click Bond s workers are expected to operate program and fix computer controlled machines that make precision parts accurate to a thousandth of an inch the thickness of a piece of paper I can t tell you how many people even coming out of higher ed with degrees who can t put a sentence together without a major grammatical error It s a problem Costella said We re in the business of making fasteners that hold systems together that protect people in the air when they re flying We re in the business of perfection The experiences are not limited to the company he noted And the problem will only grow worse as a wave of baby boomers who work in these skill focused jobs retire Education and training are much needed to prepare the next generation of workers At Alcoa a large aluminum company executives are working on the challenge of retraining individuals so they keep up with advances in technology Avoiding the widening of the skills gap is critical to the nation s economic recovery According to the report Alcoa is one of the largest and oldest companies in the nation and has been hiring skilled workers since 1888 The environment is changing all the time And if you don t stay on top of things you know somebody will eat your lunch noted Klaus Kleinfield Alcoa CEO Employees also need to understand that their incomes over time are a direct function of their education and not just education their skills and what they can bring to the table

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  • Click Bond « NASDCTEc Blog
    of Directors Finance Committee Posts Tagged Click Bond CTE in the news Skills gap hinders unemployed business and industry Friday November 30th 2012 More than 20 million Americans have been unemployed or underemployed since January 2009 so why is it that there are more than 3 million job openings in the United States Experts point to the skills gap as part of what is hindering the recovery of our nation s economy according to experts in a recent 60 Minutes news special The skills gap is a frustrating problem among out of work individuals business and industries that need positions filled and the rest of the nation that wants to see the health of the economy revitalized The skills gap issue raises the question as to whether the nation is investing in and supporting programs such as Career Technical Education that will help educate and train workers Ryan Costella head of Strategic Initiatives at Click Bond a Nevada based manufacturing company is aiming to address the skills gap issue among the company s entry level positions Because applicants are lacking basic skills Click Bond is collaborating with nearby community college to offer free training programs for select unemployed individuals I think far too long we ve had our heads in the sand you know We make our parts We just hoped that the education system would produce what we need Costella said And I think the recession I think a lot of things have taught us no you have to engage Click Bond s workers are expected to operate program and fix computer controlled machines that make precision parts accurate to a thousandth of an inch the thickness of a piece of paper I can t tell you how many people even coming out of higher ed with degrees who can t put a sentence together without a major grammatical error It s a problem Costella said We re in the business of making fasteners that hold systems together that protect people in the air when they re flying We re in the business of perfection The experiences are not limited to the company he noted And the problem will only grow worse as a wave of baby boomers who work in these skill focused jobs retire Education and training are much needed to prepare the next generation of workers At Alcoa a large aluminum company executives are working on the challenge of retraining individuals so they keep up with advances in technology Avoiding the widening of the skills gap is critical to the nation s economic recovery According to the report Alcoa is one of the largest and oldest companies in the nation and has been hiring skilled workers since 1888 The environment is changing all the time And if you don t stay on top of things you know somebody will eat your lunch noted Klaus Kleinfield Alcoa CEO Employees also need to understand that their incomes over time are a direct function of their education and not

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  • First Presidential Debate Addresses Economy, Education and Deficit « NASDCTEc Blog
    to improve public education in order to prepare students with the skills they need to succeed When asked about how he would go about creating new jobs President Obama stated that we have improve our education system hire more math and science teachers keep college affordable and create two million more openings at community colleges so that people can get trained for the jobs that exist today Governor Romney explained that his plan for economic recovery would include streamlining workforce training programs He referenced the finding from a GAO report that there are 47 job training programs including Perkins according to GAO reporting to eight different federal agencies Romney suggested that these programs would be better managed at the state level saying Overhead is overwhelming We ve got to get those dollars back to the states and go to the workers so they can create their own pathways to get in the training they need for jobs that will really help them Lehrer then moved on to how each candidate would tackle the growing deficit Romney said that firstly he would apply the following test to all federal programs Is the program so critical it s worth borrowing money from China to pay for it And if not he would eliminate it Second he would move programs that he believes could be run more efficiently at the state level and send them to the state Finally he would increase government efficiency by reducing the number of employees and combining some agencies and departments President Obama stated that in addition to raising revenues he would cut programs that are not helping the economy grow He pointed out his Administration has already eliminated a number of federal programs including 18 ineffective education programs In response to a question about the role of the federal government in public education Governor Romney said that he thinks that federal education funds should follow the student allowing parents to decide where to send their child to school President Obama stated that the great work being done by community colleges with business support to train people for jobs also requires some federal support Obama and Romney then sparred over budget proposals and how they can impact choices about support for federal education programs Obama questioned how Romney would be able to pay for his support of education programs when his running mate Rep Paul Ryan s budget proposal would cut federal education spending by 20 percent Romney countered by saying I m not going to cut education funding I don t have any plan to cut education funding and and grants that go to people going to college I don t want to cut our commitment to education I want to make it more effective and efficient However if Romney were to implement Ryan s budget plan and keeps his promise to not cut education that would mean deeper cuts for other areas of the federal government The next Presidential debate will take place on October 16

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=7254 (2016-01-08)
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  • Post Secondary Access and Affordability « NASDCTEc Blog
    such as the HEA and the Workforce Investment and the Carl D Perkins Act and these in turn differ from information that states themselves require A concerted effort needs to be undertaken to eliminate these inefficiencies Many community colleges have only one individual who is responsible for meeting all reporting requirements Sometimes states becoming directly involved in providing needed information In addition the federal government needs to be much more aggressive in ensuring that appropriate state educational entities have access to data that will enable them in concert with institutions to identify the earnings of students after they have left institutions These data in turn will help colleges to maximize resource allocation In the context of better aligning workforce and training programs NASDCTEc has also recommended that common measures across programs such as WIA Perkins Trade Adjustment Assistance and Adult Education would provide more interconnectivity in the workforce system as programs collaborate and work together to ensure the alignment of goals Our recommendaitons also call for data sharing across federal programs in order to ease the burden that programs and providers face in collecting accountability information and foster an environment of collaboration and efficiency in the workforce and education systems By Nancy in Public Policy Tags accountability community colleges Congress Data Job training Perkins Post Secondary Access and Affordability postsecondary WIA workforce NCES Report Examines Gaps in Higher Education Access and Persistence Wednesday August 29th 2012 In 2008 Congress directed the U S Department of Education to produce a report examining the gaps in educational participation and attainment of White males versus Black Hispanic American Indian Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander males and the participation and attainment of their female counterparts This month the National Center for Education Statistics NCES released the report and the findings indicate that gaps in persistence and access continue The findings include In 2008 2009 fewer males than females of all race ethnicities examined graduated with a regular high school diploma In 2010 fewer young males aged 18 to 24 were enrolled in college or graduate school Among beginning postsecondary students who were recent high school graduates in 2004 males were 32 percent less likely to attain an associate or bachelor s degree by 2009 than their female counterparts Black students were 43 percent less likely than White students and Hispanic students were 25 percent less likely to attain an associate or bachelor s degree after accounting for background variables Read the full report Higher Education Gaps in Access and Persistence Study Kara Herbertson Education Policy Analyst By Kara in Research Tags Post Secondary Access and Affordability postsecondary Legislative Update Sequestration Student Loan Rates Friday June 29th 2012 Congress Asks OMB for Detailed Impact of Sequestration While there has been much talk about the devastating impact of sequestration on federally funded programs there have not been a lot of details to help states and districts prepare To help increase transparency around this issue Senators Patty Murray WA and John McCain AZ recently introduced a bipartisan amendment to the Farm Bill that would require the Office of Management of Budget to submit to Congress a detailed analysis of the impact of sequestration cuts on both defense and non defense discretionary programs including education programs like Perkins Specifically it would require OMB to provide figures for the number of educator job lost the number of students no longer able to access education programs and education resources lost by states and districts This report would have to be completed within 60 days of the Farm Bill s passage If the bill does not pass the Senators intend to attach the amendment to any future bills that the Senate takes up In the House the Budget Committee unanimously reported H R 5872 the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 Like the Murray McCain amendment this bill would require the Office of Management and Budget to detail how defense and non defense programs would be affected by the automatic cuts Deal Reached on Student Loan Interest Rates Democrats and Republicans in Congress have reached a deal to prevent the interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1 2012 The deal will extend the 3 4 percent interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans for one year The extension will be paid for through two offsets First changes would be made to pension plans The second smaller offset would affect students limiting how long new borrowers could receive in school interest subsidies to 150 percent of the average time it takes to complete a degree Currently there are no limits The House and Senate are scheduled to vote today on the bill to which this provision is attached We will keep you updated on any developments Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Legislation Public Policy Tags appropriations budget community colleges funding Post Secondary Access and Affordability postsecondary Public Policy ED Seeks Student Input on Improving Education Thursday February 16th 2012 On February 1 the Department of Education launched the National Education Startup Challenge asking students to develop innovative real world solutions to improve education Students from across the country are invited to submit a business plan and a video pitch for a for profit or non profit startup that includes an innovative strategy product or service designed to address one of these four topics Middle Grades Matter Helping middle school students transition to high school and stay on track to graduate Skills Skills Skills Providing students in rural urban and or high poverty communities with opportunities for internships or other work and community based learning experiences that help them develop skills for success in postsecondary education 21st century careers and civic life Education Pays Making it easier for students and families to find and select high quality affordable postsecondary programs whether colleges universities or career training programs that provide good value Finishing Faster Increasing the likelihood that postsecondary students complete their degrees and decreasing the time it takes them to finish such as by improving and speeding

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  • New Report: CTE Key to Landing Middle-Class Jobs « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Continuing Resolution Extends Highly Qualified Teacher Provision Register NOW for 2012 NASDCTEc Fall Meeting Online Registration Closes October 1 New Report CTE Key to Landing Middle Class Jobs Career Technical Education CTE prepares students for challenging careers and further education at the high school level and beyond resulting in attainment of credentials like certificates associate degrees and bachelor s degrees While CTE spans a range of learner levels a recent report from Georgetown University s Center on Education and the Workforce focuses on the subbaccalaureate level stating that middle class jobs are abundant for those with subbaccalaureate CTE degrees The report reveals that there are currently 29 million middle jobs or jobs requiring a two year degree or less in the United States that pay middle class wages between 35 000 and 75 000 annually Such jobs include certified nursing assistants occupational therapists licensed practical nurses paralegals refrigeration technicians and more Five options for training available through CTE schools and programs across the country are featured as high quality cost effective ways to prepare individuals for middle jobs Associate degrees Postsecondary certificates Employer based training Industry based certifications Apprenticeships The authors also suggest two ways to advance the nation s CTE infrastructure First a Learning Earning Exchange should be established to connect data from CTE to the labor market This information system would make clear to students the labor market demand for specific education and training help educators improve their practice and help employers find qualified candidates for job openings Second the authors support further federal investment in programs of study and suggest investing in specific programs of study that include employer based training In international comparisons the U S ranks second in baccalaureate attainment 31 percent of U S workers over 25 years old hold a bachelor s degree or more However the subbaccalaureate rate falls at just 10 percent ranking the U S 16 th among industrialized nations Greater federal investments in CTE will help more individuals pursue CTE at the subbaccalaureate level to attain middle class jobs and will give decision makers more information linking CTE and labor market outcomes Click here to view the report Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager Tags credentials Data Job training postsecondary This entry was posted on Wednesday September 26th 2012 at 11 29 am and is filed under News 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

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  • Senate Hearing Focuses on College Affordability; Witness Calls for Streamlining Federal Reporting Requirements « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 State CTE Profiles Update Reflects Latest CTE Data Funding Trends OMB Releases Sequestration Report Senate Hearing Focuses on College Affordability Witness Calls for Streamlining Federal Reporting Requirements At a hearing this week Improving College Affordability A View From the States members of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee heard from higher education stakeholders about the obstacles that keep postsecondary education out of reach for many students Dr Camille Preus Commissioner of the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development spoke about how the Federal government can encourage and support states in making postsecondary education more affordable The federal government also could help states in their efforts to be more efficient by aligning the various reporting requirements that it imposes on institutions of higher education These requirements differ for various programs such as the HEA and the Workforce Investment and the Carl D Perkins Act and these in turn differ from information that states themselves require A concerted effort needs to be undertaken to eliminate these inefficiencies Many community colleges have only one individual who is responsible for meeting all reporting requirements Sometimes states becoming directly involved in providing needed information In addition the federal government needs to be much more aggressive in ensuring that appropriate state educational entities have access to data that will enable them in concert with institutions to identify the earnings of students after they have left institutions These data in turn will help colleges to maximize resource allocation In the context of better aligning workforce and training programs NASDCTEc has also recommended that common measures across programs such as WIA Perkins Trade Adjustment Assistance and Adult Education would provide more interconnectivity in the workforce system as programs collaborate and work together to ensure the alignment of goals Our recommendaitons also call for data sharing across federal programs in order to ease the burden that programs and providers face in collecting accountability information and foster an environment of collaboration and efficiency in the workforce and education systems Tags accountability community colleges Congress Data Job training Perkins Post Secondary Access and Affordability postsecondary WIA workforce This entry was posted on Friday September 14th 2012 at 9 44 am and is filed under Public Policy 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

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