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The U.S. economy gained more than $800 billion in added income in 2012
from community college alumni employed in the U.S. workforce, according
to a recent publication from
the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Student return
on investment was $4.80 and taxpayer return on investment was $6.80 for
every dollar spent on community college education.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/25/2014 4:22:03 PM
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
is very pleased to announce that the Policymaker of the Year award will be
presented to Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mark Begich (D-AK) during the 2014
National Policy Seminar. This award is given annually by the ACTE Board of
Directors to nationally recognized policymakers who have made a significant
contribution to career and technical education during the past year.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/21/2014 11:34:35 AM
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
Greetings again from ACTE headquarters! As you continue to raise awareness of career and technical education (CTE) programs and their benefits in your communities for CTE Month, remember that it isn’t too late to reach out to your local policy leaders to invite their participation. We at ACTE have been thrilled with the support we’ve received from officials at the Department of Education and congressional leadership this CTE Month, as well as the success stories we’ve heard from our members nationwide that demonstrates their commitment to celebrating the CTE superheroes in their own communities.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 9:31:19 AM
Last week, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) at the U.S.
Department of Education officially announced its name
change to the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). The
office will continue to be responsible for administering federal CTE programs,
as well as adult education programs, but the new name is more reflective of
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 3:26:48 PM
As CTE Month comes to a close and ACTE’s annual National Policy Seminar approaches, it is the perfect time to remind your Members of Congress of the importance of CTE to your students and your school.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 3:12:37 PM