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  • August Advocacy: New Tools to Help You Promote Perkins Funding

    Congress has packed up and left Washington for a five-week recess, which runs through September 6. The annual August recess is a time when senators and representatives return home to put in some face-to-face time with constituents. However, lawmakers are leaving town this year with a lot of important policy issues still pending, including the reauthorization of both the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as well as Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding for Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 4:56:38 PM

  • CTE in the News: “Apprenticeships Could Help U.S. Workers Gain a Competitive Edge,” an Op-Ed in the Washington Post

    Stuart Eizenstat, former chief White House domestic policy advisor under President Jimmy Carter and undersecretary of commerce for international trade in the Clinton Administration, joined with Robert Lerman, a fellow at the Urban Institute, to pen an op-ed published in the Washington Post, “Apprenticeships Could Help U.S. Workers Gain a Competitive Edge.” The op-ed examines the value of apprenticeships and stresses that the United States needs more of these vital workforce development programs

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/16/2013 3:27:27 PM

  • Reps. Thompson and Langevin Recognize CTE Month on House Floor

    This week, Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), the co-chairs of the Congressional CTE Caucus, took to the floor of the House of Representatives in recognition of CTE Month.  The co-chairs spoke of the importance of CTE and its roll in American competitiveness. They also urged their colleagues to join the bipartisan caucus to support and promote CTE in Congress.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/21/2014 4:26:16 PM

  • Call, Write, Tweet and Post to Fight Cuts to CTE

    Use every means of communication you can to fight cuts to CTE. Call, write, use social media.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:30:22 PM

  • New Publications on Business Partnerships and American Competitiveness

    ACTE yesterday released two new publications: an Issue Sheet on CTE’s role in American competitiveness and a companion piece that profiles successful business-education partnerships in CTE.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:07:17 PM

  • Spreading the Message That ''Career and Technical Education Works!'' During CTE Month 2013

    It’s February and that means Career and Technical Education(CTE) Month™ is finally here! During the entire month of February, CTE professionals across the country will be raising awareness in their communities about their programs and celebrating the positive impacts of CTE for students, schools, communities and the country’s economic success.  

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:06:43 PM

  • Advocate for CTE With Issue Brief On Leadership Development

    ACTE today released an Issue Brief on CTE’s Role in Leadership Development that explores the integral role CTE curricula and programs play in addressing the leadership skills gap facing employers. CTE advocates, you can use this short publication to illustrate to legislators, businesses and the public the importance of CTE in building leadership and other employability skills.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:02:22 PM

  • ACTE Releases Credential Background Sheet for Advocacy

    In order to help legislators and their staff members better understand what is a credential, ACTE has developed a background informational sheet and legislative recommendations for use at the state and federal levels.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:52:04 PM

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