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  • McKinsey Advocates for More Training Programs and STEM Graduates

    On Wednesday the Committee for Economic Development put on an event discussing the recent McKinsey Global Institute’s report, Game Changers: Five Opportunities for US Growth and Renewal. These game changers are proposed to jump start the economy and substantially contribute to gross domestic product (GDP)

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:42:03 AM

  • ACTE Makes Impact on House ESEA Overhaul

    The House of Representatives finished debate and held a final vote on the Student Success Act (HR 5). The bill is the latest attempt to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The overhaul striped several key provisions from the current law, and made some positive changes that may impact CTE.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 3:52:33 PM

  • Job Engagement Low for Mismatched Workers

    A new Gallup poll finds that U.S. employees with a college degree are less likely to be engaged at work than their peers with lower or higher levels of education. The engagement rating was primarily based on level of agreement with the statement "at work I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day," and varied greatly based on job role.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 12:55:00 PM

  • NBPTS Accepting Applications for CTE Standards Committee

    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is accepting applications for the committee responsible for reviewing and revising Career and Technical Education Standards.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:35:50 AM

  • Benishek CTE Amendment Adopted on Bipartisan Vote

    Earlier today, Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI) introduced a CTE amendment to the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), the House bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The amendment encourages states to include information on student achievement of career and technical proficiencies on their state and school report cards. Thanks to the efforts of advocates around the country that have worked to show Congress the importance of CTE student achievement, it was adopted on a bipartisan basis!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:39:29 PM

  • Take Action: House Voting On Career Readiness Measure

    Today the House of Representatives will be voting on amendments to the Student Success Act reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI), in conjunction with ACTE, is introducing an amendment requesting schools report on the career readiness of its students. Call or email your Representative to support the Benishek amendment and CTE!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:36:19 PM

  • CTE Playing a Larger Role in Student Loan Talk

    Concerned about the growing federal student loan debt, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) sees vocational training and CTE as an important option for students seeking pathways to career success outside of the traditional four-year degree path.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:39:48 PM

  • Online Resources Support Job Seekers, Disconnected Youth

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has developed resources to help job seekers and CTE and workforce development professionals better identify high-wage, high-growth and high-demand occupations.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:34:06 PM

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