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  • $600 Million Announced for Job-Driven Training Programs

    From existing funds in the Department of Labor, these grants are intended to foster partnerships between community colleges and business and industry to design career training programs and to expand apprenticeship opportunities.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/17/2014 9:36:02 AM

  • Labor Announces 2014 WIA Incentive Grant Opportunity

    Eight states have qualified to receive a portion of the incentive grant awards established under WIA by exceeded performance levels during the 2012 program year under WIA title IB and title II.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/16/2014 2:16:45 PM

  • ACTE Responds to Baltimore Sun Editorial

    On behalf of the nation’s more than 200,000 career and technical education professionals, I would like to thank the Baltimore Sun’s staff for their editorial highlighting CTE.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/11/2014 4:01:48 PM

  • Obama Administration Announces Youth CareerConnect Grant Winners

    Totaling $107 million, the grants were awarded to local education agencies, postsecondary institutions, workforce investment boards, and employers to integrate real-world experience with classroom learning.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/8/2014 5:33:30 PM

  • Media Coverage Highlights CTE Policy Trends in Action

    Every once in a while, a story catches my eye that highlights what great CTE looks like in the context of broader policy discussions currently underway. 

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/1/2014 2:40:05 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

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