Special Populations Section
Members of the Special Populations Emerging Division are professionals working with individuals who have special learning needs. These include youth and adults who face challenges such as: academic and/or economic disadvantages/disabilities; limited English proficiency; current or past incarceration; long-term unemployment or underemployment; teenage pregnancy and parenthood; lack of education (dropouts or dropout risks); and non-traditional students.
Career and technical special populations personnel provide the training, services and/or extra resources essential for these individuals to have equal access to education and training for successful participation in a competitive workforce.
The Special Populations Emerging Division strives to develop professional attitudes and standards; offer services that will provide, maintain, extend and expand quality vocational-technical programs and services; act as a clearing house for the dissemination of new ideas and research; promote professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and institutions concerned with learners with special needs.
Join your colleagues—join the Special Populations Emerging Division today and benefit from the professional development opportunities you will be afforded. You can count on receiving an outstanding return on your investment.