NPS 2013 Update: Hear From Experts About National Implications of State Policies
February 12, 2013
addition to the focus on Congress and the Obama Administration, ACTE's upcoming National Policy Seminar (NPS) will includes sessions on broader policy topics affecting
the CTE community. Our session “CTE in Focus: A Place at the Table” will
spotlight a few of the growing number of national
organizations which now recognize the value and potential of CTE.
This session will feature Opportunity Nation,
which has launched a national campaign and a shared plan
to expand economic opportunity and close the opportunity gap in the United
States. Career and technical education is a key part of the shared plan, and
Opportunity Nation has received significant attention and support from
non-profits, businesses, education institutions and others.
Also featured will be the work of The College Board. You are
undoubtedly familiar with the College Board’s work on SAT® and AP®, but
did you know the organization recently announced a substantial
commitment to delivering high quality career technical education? Earlier this year, ACTE participated on two panels
hosting by The College Board focused on rigorous CTE.
also worked with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program as the
organization researched ingredients of
effective, demand-driven workforce development and career and technical
education (CTE) strategies. This work is helping states and the federal
government to support effective and promising bottom-up, industry-driven skills
Hear from three experts in these organizations
who have been leading these efforts. Learn what they are doing and how the work
has potential to impact your programs and students!
Mark Edwards, Executive Director, Opportunity
Martha Ross, Fellow, Brookings Metropolitan Policy
Tom Rudin, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Government Relations
& Development, The College Board
Don’t miss this session and the other dynamic
sessions and activities planned for this year’s NPS. Register now to Climb the Hill with us! For more information or to check the updated
agenda, please visit ACTE's National Policy Seminar website.