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  • GAO Finds Gaps in WIA Job Training Data

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report analyzing Workforce Investment Act (WIA) job training outcomes and data, noting difficulties in tracking training-related employment outcomes in particular.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/26/2014 9:36:28 AM

  • More STEM Jobs, STEM-Interested Students Than Previously Thought?

    A recent analysis of real-time labor market data by Burning Glass Technologies demonstrates that the demand for STEM jobs is much higher than previously reported.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 12:48:17 PM

  • DOL to Host Live Stream Plenary on Workforce Innovation

    Register now to participate in Innovating @ the Speed of Business on March 27, 2014 at 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM EDT.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 9:35:00 AM

  • CTE & Special Education Advocates Call

    In follow-up to an NPS discussion, ACTE is planning a conference call for interested ACTE members to hear about IDEA reauthorization and provide input into ACTE priorities.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/24/2014 12:28:47 PM

  • Sen. Begich Accepts Policymaker of the Year Award

    During 2013, Sen. Begich made CTE one of his top priorities by introducing a package of CTE initiatives including the Counseling for Career Choice Act.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/24/2014 9:36:31 AM

  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Meets with CTSO Leaders

    The Department of Education (DOE) recently hosted several leaders from career and technical student organizations for a “Youth Voices” session with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as a component of its CTE Month celebrations in February. The Youth Voices sessions are designed to provide the Secretary and department staff with an opportunity to engage with students and solicit their input on existing and future policies and decisions.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/21/2014 2:05:39 PM

  • CTE: Opening Doors for All Students

    Upon reading Michael J. Petrilli’s recent article, “Kid, I’m Sorry, but You’re Just Not College Material,” I was encouraged to see a major publication shining light on some of the many benefits that career and technical education (CTE) has to offer. However, there is a key point that my colleagues at the Association for Career and Technical Education I and feel is important to emphasize in this discussion: CTE is a component of academically challenging, rigorous education for all students, be they high-fliers or at-risk.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 12:56:43 PM

  • Field Hearing Highlights Business Partnerships

    The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a field hearing in Mesa, AZ featuring two panels with witnesses coming from four- and two-year public postsecondary institutions, for-profit postsecondary institutions, local government and business and industry. The focus of the hearing was the role partnerships between business and industry and education institutions play in ensuring career training programs are aligned to industry needs and students are able to find employment.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/21/2014 8:17:36 AM

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