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  • 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

  • CTE Superheroes Continue to Lead Nationwide

    More good news from the field on CTE Month! Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, State Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers, Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson and President of the Wisconsin Technical College System Morna Foy recently traveled to Kaukauna High School in Kaukauna, Wisconsin to see an example of career and technical education (CTE) in action.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/19/2014 4:24:13 PM

  • Ohio Governor Formally Recognizes CTE Month

    Greetings again from ACTE headquarters! As you continue to raise awareness of career and technical education (CTE) programs and their benefits in your communities for CTE Month, remember that it isn’t too late to reach out to your local policy leaders to invite their participation. We at ACTE have been thrilled with the support we’ve received from officials at the Department of Education and congressional leadership this CTE Month, as well as the success stories we’ve heard from our members nationwide that demonstrates their commitment to celebrating the CTE superheroes in their own communities.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 9:31:19 AM

  • Congressional Recess Advocacy Opportunities

    As CTE Month comes to a close and ACTE’s annual National Policy Seminar approaches, it is the perfect time to remind your Members of Congress of the importance of CTE to your students and your school.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 3:12:37 PM

  • Sen. Rubio Promotes CTE in Higher Education Reform

    This week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about the importance of skills training and CTE, and proposed a new series of policy initiatives in postsecondary education. During remarks he gave at Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida on Monday, Rubio discussed revitalizing postsecondary education with a focus on developing skills and knowledge aligned with careers in the new economy. He focused on addressing the “growing opportunity gap” through polices that will help to expand access to education and training for all students.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 2:06:40 PM

  • 2014 NPS Update: D.C. Power Player to be Keynote at Opening General Session

    The 2014 National Policy Seminar will feature Catherine “Kiki” McLean as the keynote speaker during the Opening General Session on Monday, March 3, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. A veteran Washington insider and experienced political consultant, Kiki previously worked as a senior advisor for Senator Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and served as the national press secretary and spokesperson to Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign in 2000.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/11/2014 6:05:49 PM

  • Governors Request Increases in State CTE Funding

    If some of the nation’s Governors get their way, it could be a great year for increased state support of education. Republican and Democratic Governors have presented budget requests to their state legislatures that include increases in state funding for general K-12 education, career and technical education and sub-baccalaureate postsecondary education.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/10/2014 1:29:59 PM

  • CTE Month and Policymaker Outreach

    Happy CTE Month! I hope that your celebration of the CTE community’s successes is off to a great start. For readers that may not be familiar with CTE Month, every February ACTE encourages our members and other CTE advocates to raise awareness in their communities about CTE programs and the benefits that these programs provide to our nation’s students, workforce, and economy. Learn more about how you can get involved here.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/6/2014 3:30:25 PM

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