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  • Obama Administration Announces Youth CareerConnect Grant Winners

    Totaling $107 million, the grants were awarded to local education agencies, postsecondary institutions, workforce investment boards, and employers to integrate real-world experience with classroom learning.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/8/2014 5:33:30 PM

  • VP Biden Announces National Apprenticeship Partnerships

    The newly announced Registered Apprenticeship – College Consortium (RACC) will work to expand articulation agreements between Registered Apprenticeships and postsecondary institutions to offer more opportunities for accelerated postsecondary education.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/8/2014 2:07:07 PM

  • Administration Leadership Changes at Ed & Labor

    OCTAE Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier announces her departure, while the new ETA Assistant Secretary Portia Wu is confirmed by Senate.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/6/2014 9:01:37 PM

  • Department Announces Start of 2014 i3 Grant Competition

    The U.S. Department of Education announced last week the start of the 2014 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition. This next round of i3 grants will provide a total of $134 million to partnerships of schools districts and nonprofit organizations.  The announcement included a new set of grant priorities and a pre-application for the competition’s “development” category.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/18/2014 5:27:31 PM

  • Labor Department Announces Ready to Work Partnership Grant

     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

  • The “New” Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

    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 today’s programs.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 3:26:48 PM

  • 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

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