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
Through member CEO feedback and interviews with education and workforce
development experts, the Business Roundtable (BRT) has identified five priorities for
developing a highly skilled workforce that focus on pathways and
alignment to help students move through education and into the workforce
with valued credentials.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:48:54 PM
October 10, AFT President Randi Weingarten addressed an audience of CTE
advocates at a United Federation of Teachers meeting in New York, calling for
high-quality CTE as a way to retool schools and focus students on today's
needed careers. She said policymakers need to fully fund the Perkins Act and
voiced strong opposition to proposals that would redirect federal Perkins
formula funds to competitive grants.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/11/2013 2:38:23 PM
The House officially kicked off its Perkins reauthorization
process today with a hearing in the House Education and the Workforce’s
Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary
Education. The hearing was titled, “Preparing
Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: A Discussion on Career and Technical
Education and Training Programs,” and focused on how effective CTE programs
are meeting the needs of students and the economy.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/26/2013 10:15:59 AM
The Perkins reauthorization process is about to officially begin on
Capitol Hill! The House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on
Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education has scheduled a
Perkins hearing this Friday, September 20, at 10:00 a.m. The hearing is
titled, "Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: A Discussion on
Career and Technical Education and Training Programs."
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:19:42 PM
Yesterday, Sen. Patty Murray and Ranking Member Johnny Isakson of the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety introduced the bipartisan Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 2013 (S. 1356). The bill makes changes to the infrastructure funding mechanism of the One-Stop centers, which has ripple effects on Perkins funding.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:44:18 PM
A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report
paints a mixed picture of postsecondary CTE in the United States,
praising CTE's flexibility, innovation and inclusion while citing
challenges that result from decentralization, such as uneven quality and
a lack of transparency and coherency that can affect student ability to
make informed choices.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/12/2013 2:08:58 PM
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the Building Understanding, Investment, Learning and Direction Career and Technical Education (BUILD CTE) Act of 2013 to establish a pilot, competitive grant program to help states establish, re-establish or scale up career exploration programs in middle schools.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/12/2013 2:08:14 PM