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  • CTE Funding Spotlight: EPA Workforce Development and Job Training Grant

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal agency that oversees the development and enforcement of environmental standards and regulations, is currently soliciting proposals for funding of local or regional programs that deliver environmental workforce development and job training opportunities for unemployed and under-employed individuals. This competitive grant specifically focuses on training for careers in hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, and wastewater management.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/14/2014 12:00:46 PM

  • College and Career Readiness for Students With Disabilities, GED Test-takers

    While the national dialogue on college and career readiness tends to focus on the needs of the general high school student population, there are other populations who are also impacted by the college and career readiness discussion, including students with disabilities and youth and adults taking the GED test.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/7/2014 9:42:08 AM

  • Advocate on Social Media to Restore Perkins Funding

    Following the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which will restore most of the sequestration cuts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, Congress has now turned its attention to creating an appropriations bill that will set funding levels for individual programs like Perkins. The House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations subcommittees, which have jurisdiction over funding for education and workforce development programs, will determine which individual programs get funding restored within the overall total increase available. 

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/2/2014 5:12:29 PM

  • ACTE and NASDCTEc Urge Appropriations Committees to Restore Perkins Funding

    As we reported last week, Congress approved a budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, that will restore most of the sequestration cuts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. Congress must now begin the task of setting funding levels for individual programs like Perkins before the current funding bill expires on January 15.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/24/2013 3:32:25 PM

  • WDQC Launches New Website

    ACTE—a national partner helping to lead the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC)—is pleased to announce that WDQC has launched its new website, www.workforcedqc.org! The website explains how better data can help ensure that public policies are preparing skilled workers for our changing economy and the ways policymakers, students and workers, business leaders, and educators can use data to make good decisions.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/24/2013 3:32:42 PM

  • Technical Math Course Shows Promise

    A new report from the National Research Center for CTE shares findings on the development and implementation of a technical math course.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/19/2013 11:36:12 PM

  • Congress Turns Attention to Perkins Funding After Passing Budget Deal

    Yesterday, the Senate approved a budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, by a vote of 64-36. The budget deal will replace a total of $63 billion of sequester cuts over two years. For FY 2014, this will effectively restore an estimated 87 percent of the cuts that were put into place through sequestration last year. The overall discretionary funding cap for FY 2014 is $1.012 trillion, with $492 billion for funding non-defense programs that include education, workforce training and CTE, an increase of $24 billion over current levels.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/19/2013 11:35:28 PM

  • CTE and STEM Go Hand in Hand

    A new publication from the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium makes explicit the connection between CTE and STEM.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/19/2013 11:35:28 PM

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