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
During a special event at the Capitol Visitors Center during ACTE’s recent National Policy Seminar, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) accepted the 2013 ACTE Policymaker of the Year Award. This award is presented annually by association to recognize policymakers who have made a significant contribution to CTE policy in the past year.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/21/2014 11:11:36 AM
The Department of Education recently proposed regulations on gainful employment requirements for postsecondary educational institutions offering federal financial aid for career training programs. This proposal comes nearly a year after a federal court struck down the department’s previous attempt to regulate gainful employment.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 9:05:43 AM
Throughout February, ACTE has worked with many Members of Congress to bring recognition and celebration to February 2014 as CTE Month.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/28/2014 9:59:40 AM
Illinois’ Madison County Career and Technical Education System hosted a roundtable discussion with Reps. John Shimkus (R-IL) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) at Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville, IL. The discussion aimed to bring attention to the ways in which career and technical education is preparing students for careers and further education in STEM fields.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/26/2014 8:37:06 AM
On February 19, 2014, the Department of Education organized a special event for CTE Month to spotlight four student leaders from Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) that are bringing career and technical education (CTE) beyond the classroom.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/21/2014 3:49:55 PM
The Department of Labor announced on February 19 the availability of approximately $150 million in new grants designed to help place individuals affected by long-term employment into new jobs. These grants, referred to as the “Ready to Work Partnerships” between employers and non-profit organizations, will help those who have been out of work for long periods to obtain middle and high-skilled jobs.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/21/2014 4:09:09 PM
More good news from the field on CTE Month! Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, State Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers, Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson and President of the Wisconsin Technical College System Morna Foy recently traveled to Kaukauna High School in Kaukauna, Wisconsin to see an example of career and technical education (CTE) in action.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/19/2014 4:24:13 PM