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  • 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

  • OVAE Tackles Improving U.S. Adult Skills

    As I reported last month, the U.S. performed below average on numeracy, literacy and problem solving in technology-rich environments in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills. An event yesterday hosted by the Center for American Progress delved into these findings, proposed solutions and featured an announcement from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) about its plans to address adult skills deficiencies.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/14/2013 5:15:08 PM

  • ACTE and Bipartisan Group in Congress Weigh in on School Nutrition Regulations

    The co-chairs of the Congressional CTE Caucus, Reps. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), recently sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding proposed federal regulations that will require all foods sold in schools to meet strict new nutritional standards. Though intended by Congress to target snack foods sold in vending machines, a la carte lines and school stores, these regulations could have a harmful effect on students in CTE culinary programs that operate student-run cafés, bakeries and catering businesses.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/31/2013 3:38:16 PM

  • President Obama Visits CTE School

    President Barack Obama visited Brooklyn’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) last Friday to tour the school and deliver remarks on the “Next Generation of Middle Class American Workers and Entrepreneurs." His remarks included priorities for preparing all students to be college and career ready, including career education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/28/2013 3:14:43 PM

  • Secretary Duncan Visits CTE Lab

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan toured the new nanotechnology lab at Wheeling High School in Wheeling, IL, before sitting down for a panel on STEM education with Wheeling students and teachers.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/28/2013 3:14:43 PM

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