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  • Community Colleges Help Inmates Move Into the Workforce

    Last week I attended a webinar on re-entry education for prison inmates, hosted by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education. According to the presentation, 95 percent of all inmates will be released back into the community, and CTE and community colleges play a major role in helping them enter or return to the workforce.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/19/2013 2:18:07 PM

  • Ohio Workforce Event Features ACTE Member

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) co-hosted the Ohio Jobs and Workforce Development Summit and invited Judy Wells, ACTE member and superintendent of Apollo Career Center, to participate on the general session panel.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/18/2013 4:04:52 PM

  • House Passes Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization

    The House of Representatives voted this morning to pass the Strengthening Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:58:27 PM

  • SKILLS Act Passes House Committee and Democrats Walk Out

    During a markup on March 6, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce voted to pass the Strengthening Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act, a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization bill. The markup sparked some heated comments from the committee Democrats on the partisan nature of the SKILLS Act and the proceedings surrounding the Act.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:52:55 PM

  • House Workforce Hearing Sets up Contentious Markup

    House Workforce Hearing Sets up Contentious Markup The House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training held a hearing yesterday, February 26, to discuss the current state of the workforce system.While the hearing was originally scheduled to discuss the current state of the workforce system, it evolved into a discussion of Rep. Virginia Foxx’s (R-NC) recently introduced Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization bill, the Strengthening Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act that is considered controversial.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:36:40 PM

  • NPS Coincides With Important Legislation

    The legislative season in Washington is in full swing, and there has never been a better time to advocate for career and technical education. ACTE needs YOU to attend this year’s National Policy Seminar to ensure the CTE voice is heard!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:36:05 PM

  • Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization Introduced in House

    Last Friday, February 15, Rep. John Tierney (D-MA) introduced the House Democrat's Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization bill, H.R. 798. Following the Democratic bill, House Republicans released their version, Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act, on February 21.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:35:25 PM

  • Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) Announces Career Counseling Bill

    In a press release today, Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) announced a bill designed to improve school counseling resources across the country. The Counseling for Career Choice Act of 2013 provides increased support and professional development for school counselors to have the resources and materials to help students make educated decisions about their future, whether it is a four-year university, career and technical education program in high school or other option.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:10:53 PM

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