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  • Department of Education Releases Perkins State Table for 2014

    Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released a new state-by-state table that shows Perkins funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The table shows state allocations beginning in FY 2012 and reflects the FY 2013 sequester cut, as well as the recent increase in Perkins funding for the current fiscal year. The FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill, which was recently signed into law by President Obama, included a $53 million increase for Perkins! The funding boost for Perkins will restore over 90 percent of the cut to Perkins state grants that occurred in 2013 as a result of sequestration. 

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/5/2014 5:28:15 PM

  • Obama Promotes Job Training Agenda Following State of the Union

    Following the State of the Union address, President Obama embarked on a busy week of post-speech events that focused on many of the education and training issues he outlined on Tuesday night. As we previously reported, the president pledged to make this a “year of action” that will include a number of initiatives his Administration will undertake without the need for congressional approval.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/2/2014 2:24:04 PM

  • Education and Job Training Highlighted in State of the Union

    Last night, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union address before Congress. He put forward a broad policy agenda that included efforts on skills training, manufacturing and education. The president applauded the 2014 budget agreement that rolled back much of the 2013 sequester cut and paved the way for an increase in Perkins funding in the recent omnibus appropriations bill.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/29/2014 3:08:36 PM

  • White House Hosts Summit on College Opportunity

    On January 16, President Obama hosted a group of approximately 140 college presidents, business people, foundation heads and nonprofit executives at an event focusing on improving college access for low-income students.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/21/2014 2:29:40 PM

  • 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

  • U.S. Secretary of Educations Speaks at VISION 2013

    With CTE getting much warranted attention on Capitol Hill lately and ACTE’s Career Tech VISION 2013 happening last week in Las Vegas, it is an exciting time to be an ACTE member! Adding to that excitement was the appearance of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the ACTE Awards Banquet during VISION 2013.Having made appearances at many other education related conferences during his tenure, last week’s remarks at the awards banquet were the Secretary’s first at VISION!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/3/2014 1:50:59 PM

  • President Announces New Grant Opportunity for CTE Partnerships

    Today, President Obama announced a new, $100 million competitive grant opportunity named "Youth CareerConnect." The funds will be awarded from the Department of Labor's revenues from the H-1B visa program and the grants will also be administered by the Department of Labor.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/19/2013 8:33:21 PM

  • ETA Assistant Secretary Seleznow Lauds Competency-based Approaches

    Eric Seleznow, Employment and Training Administration Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided a few remarks on November 18 at a New America Foundation event titled "A Natural Fit?: Community Colleges and Competency-Based Education." The comments addressed both the topic of competency-based education (CBE) and broader issues and initiatives at the Department.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 11/25/2013 9:47:57 AM

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