in CTE, workforce development and related fields, take note: the U.S.
Department of Labor, through its contractor IMPAQ International, has
announced 10 awards, comprising $80,000 total, to be granted on a
competitive basis to doctoral and post-doctoral students for relevant
research on policy related to employment and training topics.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:38:00 PM
This week marks the kick-off of an online training series on Making Career Pathways Work: Curricular Design and Instructional Practice,
brought to you by the National Center for Innovation in CTE (NCICTE).
This training series offers approaches to help strengthen educators'
capacity to design and deliver standards-based, integrated curriculum
and improve instructional practice in career pathways.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/16/2013 1:04:32 PM
Fifty-seven percent of Americans say their job typically does not
require a bachelor's or more advanced degree, according to a recent Gallup poll, the same percentage as in 2005.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/16/2013 1:04:09 PM
Lessons from College Measures, based on tracking return on investment data for postsecondary education from five states, won't be a surprise to CTE advocates: the value of short-term credentials; the importance of field of study to later earnings; and the wage potential of the T and E in STEM.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/10/2013 9:48:39 AM
The draft of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) version 4 has
been released for public comment. CEDS 4.0 includes over 40 new and
revised elements related to CTE teachers, students and programs,
including professional/technical credentials, teacher certification,
and work-based learning.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/9/2013 11:21:42 AM
In a short publication,
Georgetown researchers seek to set the record straight on the annual
summer spike in unemployment rates. According to Carnevale, Cheah and
Gulish, this is an annual cycle of recent college graduates flooding the
job market in the summer, temporarily bumping up unemployment rates,
then being absorbed into the labor market in the fall.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:24:40 PM
In two recent U.S. public opinion polls, less than half of respondents
reported that students are being well prepared for the workforce. This
lack of confidence in students' career readiness points to a need for
more high-quality CTE, which excels at preparing youth and adults for
college and career through its integrated approach to technical,
academic and employability skills.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:27:07 PM
Pathways programs are holding steady or growing, despite funding challenges, reported respondents of a survey conducted by the National Center for College and Career Transitions. This view from the field is generally positive, while showing areas in which there is room for improvement.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:25:17 PM