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CTE Highlighted in 2014 State of the State Addresses

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April 10, 2014

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CTE Highlighted in 2014 State of the State Addresses

The Education Commission of the States (ECS) has reviewed 2014 State of the State addresses to identify the education proposals - a number of which are relevant to CTE.

As we previously reported, a number of governors proposed investments in CTE in their 2014 State of the State addresses. Governors also announced new initiatives in CTE, including:

  • A new program to foster manufacturing education in Delaware
  • The expansion of CTE curricula and partnerships in Indiana
  • The expansion of Advanced Career Programs, an integrated CTE-academic pathway developed by the Southern Regional Education Board, in West Virginia
  • An effort to partner manufacturing firms with classrooms in New Hampshire

In addition, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley proposed a statewide workforce council, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal called for a High Demand Career Initiative and Idaho's governor proposed a more targeted use of the Workforce Development Training Fund. Other workforce proposals in 2014 state addresses noted by the National Skills Coalition include Ohio's proposed single state plan for Perkins, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Adult Basic Education.

The ECS report also noted dual enrollment programs, which were featured in Delaware, Connecticut, Mississippi and Tennessee state addresses.

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