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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
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
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released
a new state-by-state table that shows Perkins funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
The table shows state allocations beginning in FY 2012 and reflects the FY 2013
sequester cut, as well as the recent increase in Perkins funding for the
current fiscal year. The FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill, which was
recently signed into law by President Obama, included a $53 million increase
for Perkins! The funding boost for Perkins will restore over 90 percent of the
cut to Perkins state grants that occurred in 2013 as a result of sequestration.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/5/2014 5:28:15 PM
the State of the Union address, President Obama embarked on a busy week of post-speech
events that focused on many of the education and training issues he outlined on
Tuesday night. As we previously
reported, the president pledged to make this a “year of action” that will
include a number of initiatives his Administration will undertake without the
need for congressional approval.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/2/2014 2:24:04 PM
night, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union address before
Congress. He put forward a broad policy agenda that included efforts on skills
training, manufacturing and education. The president applauded the 2014 budget
agreement that rolled back much of the 2013 sequester cut and paved the way for
increase in Perkins funding in the recent omnibus appropriations bill.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/29/2014 3:08:36 PM
On January 16, President
Obama hosted a group of approximately 140 college presidents, business people, foundation heads and nonprofit
executives at an event focusing on improving college access for
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/21/2014 2:29:40 PM
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal agency that oversees the
development and enforcement of environmental standards and regulations, is
proposals for funding of local or regional programs that deliver environmental
workforce development and job training opportunities for unemployed and under-employed
individuals. This competitive grant specifically focuses on training for careers
in hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, and wastewater
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/14/2014 12:00:46 PM
With CTE getting much warranted attention on Capitol Hill lately and ACTE’s Career Tech VISION 2013 happening last week in Las Vegas, it is an exciting time to be an ACTE member! Adding to that excitement was the appearance of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the ACTE Awards Banquet during VISION 2013.Having made appearances at many other education related conferences during his tenure, last week’s remarks at the awards banquet were the Secretary’s first at VISION!
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/3/2014 1:50:59 PM