The Department of Labor announced on February 19 the availability of approximately $150 million in new grants designed to help place individuals affected by long-term employment into new jobs. These grants, referred to as the “Ready to Work Partnerships” between employers and non-profit organizations, will help those who have been out of work for long periods to obtain middle and high-skilled jobs.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/21/2014 4:09:09 PM
More good news from the field on CTE Month! Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, State Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers, Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson and President of the Wisconsin Technical College System Morna Foy recently traveled to Kaukauna High School in Kaukauna, Wisconsin to see an example of career and technical education (CTE) in action.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/19/2014 4:24:13 PM
Greetings again from ACTE headquarters! As you continue to raise awareness of career and technical education (CTE) programs and their benefits in your communities for CTE Month, remember that it isn’t too late to reach out to your local policy leaders to invite their participation. We at ACTE have been thrilled with the support we’ve received from officials at the Department of Education and congressional leadership this CTE Month, as well as the success stories we’ve heard from our members nationwide that demonstrates their commitment to celebrating the CTE superheroes in their own communities.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 9:31:19 AM
Last week, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) at the U.S.
Department of Education officially announced its name
change to the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). The
office will continue to be responsible for administering federal CTE programs,
as well as adult education programs, but the new name is more reflective of
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 3:26:48 PM
As CTE Month comes to a close and ACTE’s annual National Policy Seminar approaches, it is the perfect time to remind your Members of Congress of the importance of CTE to your students and your school.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 3:12:37 PM
Recognizing the benefits short-term postsecondary CTE
programs have for students, job-seekers, employers and the economy, Sen. Mary
Landrieu (D-LA) introduced the Jumpstart Our Businesses by supporting Students
(JOBS) Act to expand Pell grant eligibility to students enrolling in short-term
Posted by Public Policy at 2/14/2014 2:07:35 PM
This week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about
the importance of skills training and CTE, and proposed a new series of policy initiatives
in postsecondary education. During remarks
he gave at Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida on Monday, Rubio discussed revitalizing
postsecondary education with a focus on developing skills and knowledge aligned
with careers in the new economy. He focused on addressing the “growing opportunity
gap” through polices that will help to expand access to education and training
for all students.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 2:06:40 PM
The 2014 National Policy Seminar will feature Catherine “Kiki” McLean as the keynote speaker during the Opening General Session on Monday, March 3, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. A veteran Washington insider and experienced political consultant, Kiki previously worked as a senior advisor for Senator Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and served as the national press secretary and spokesperson to Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign in 2000.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/11/2014 6:05:49 PM