Build deeper connections to diversity

Researchers and other stakeholders in higher education have worked toward equitable learning opportunities for all students for more than a decade. In 2019, Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, in Barrons, highlighted findings from McKinsey & Company, the global consulting firm: "Gender-diverse leadership...

Fighting inequality through postsecondary transition programs

Ensuring successful postsecondary transitions for all students, especially diverse students, is dependent on a deep analysis and deconstruction of our systems, especially our educational system. We need to seriously explore and implement solutions to end inequity. Inequity in our education system is...

MoEx provides access to careers in STEM

Currently, careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) grow at three times the rate of non-STEM career pathways. Currently, there are a total of 8.6 million STEM jobs in the U.S. and this is projected to climb. A career in STEM provides future jobseekers with both long-term sustainab...

Spotlight on Teacher of the Year award honorees

Career and technical education (CTE) teachers innovate to engage students in hands-on learning, developing technical and employability skills — attempting to have some fun along the way. And over the last year, as COVID-19 changed everything, our teachers persisted. For that we honor them. Tech...

A new generation of learning at The Empower Center

How do you design a space for career and technical education (CTE) pathways and programs that change rapidly to accommodate new technologies and the needs in a global economy? How would this space respond to changing curriculum and educational delivery methods? What about for CTE pathways that do no...

Gamify the family and consumer sciences classroom

How do we prepare today’s students to be the innovators of tomorrow? Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik’s Cube, believes that schools need to change their focus from teaching answers to teaching questions. Leading students to “correct” answers limits potential for students to fully explore...

NEWS: Gateway Technical College receives donation from SC Johnson to create STEM Scholars Pathway

SC Johnson donated $5.5 million to Gateway Technical College (Gateway), in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Gateway will create the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway, a program dedicated to providing women, people of color and those with limited means access to STEM-related career fields. This gift marks the larg...

CTE instructor adapts to change, renovates lab to improve student experience

“Improvise, adapt, overcome” — a quote made famous by actor Clint Eastwood in the movie Heartbreak Ridge and a commonly used slogan among U.S. Marines. Staff and students at Buckeye Career Center (BCC) in New Philadelphia, Ohio, frequently hear the same from Superintendent Bob Alsept. Reall...

LEADING EDGE: Inspiring facilities & innovative equipment

A message from LeAnn Wilson, ACTE's executive director: ACTE prioritizes the development of high-quality career and technical education programs. High-quality CTE programs must innovate and inspire to engage students. More so, these programs must promote the ideals of inclusion, access, equity and ...

Designing for equitable learning

Once a gem of the Industrial Age, Dover, New Hampshire, has deep roots in career and technical education (CTE). Today, the district continues its tradition of innovation, integrating CTE and academic programs at the new Dover High School. The region hosts well-paying jobs in clean manufacturing, ...