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  • Job Engagement Low for Mismatched Workers

    A new Gallup poll finds that U.S. employees with a college degree are less likely to be engaged at work than their peers with lower or higher levels of education. The engagement rating was primarily based on level of agreement with the statement "at work I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day," and varied greatly based on job role.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 12:55:00 PM

  • NBPTS Accepting Applications for CTE Standards Committee

    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is accepting applications for the committee responsible for reviewing and revising Career and Technical Education Standards.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:35:50 AM

  • Benishek CTE Amendment Adopted on Bipartisan Vote

    Earlier today, Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI) introduced a CTE amendment to the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), the House bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The amendment encourages states to include information on student achievement of career and technical proficiencies on their state and school report cards. Thanks to the efforts of advocates around the country that have worked to show Congress the importance of CTE student achievement, it was adopted on a bipartisan basis!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:39:29 PM

  • Take Action: House Voting On Career Readiness Measure

    Today the House of Representatives will be voting on amendments to the Student Success Act reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI), in conjunction with ACTE, is introducing an amendment requesting schools report on the career readiness of its students. Call or email your Representative to support the Benishek amendment and CTE!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:36:19 PM

  • CTE Playing a Larger Role in Student Loan Talk

    Concerned about the growing federal student loan debt, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) sees vocational training and CTE as an important option for students seeking pathways to career success outside of the traditional four-year degree path.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:39:48 PM

  • Online Resources Support Job Seekers, Disconnected Youth

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has developed resources to help job seekers and CTE and workforce development professionals better identify high-wage, high-growth and high-demand occupations.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:34:06 PM

  • CTE Receives Boost in Senate Funding Bill

    Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. As we reported earlier this week, the bill was given the green light from the appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday and it is now ready to proceed to the Senate floor for a vote there. Thanks to the efforts of the entire CTE community, the committee approved a $1.1 billion funding level for Perkins! The across-the-board sequester cut caused a $58 million reduction in Perkins for FY 2013, resulting in less funding for high schools, CTE centers, community and technical colleges, and millions of CTE students nationwide beginning in the 2013-14 school year. Thursday’s vote marked a big step toward restoring this cut!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/15/2013 2:58:47 PM

  • OECD: Much to Praise, Some Concerns About U.S. Postsecondary CTE

    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

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