CTE in the News

Peters Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Make Higher Education More Affordable & Accessible

April 13, 2023

“Dual and concurrent enrollment programs are a key part of the connections between our secondary education, postsecondary education and workforce systems,” said Association for Career and Technical Education Executive Director LeAnn Curry. “By expanding grants to support these programs and professional development for educators, the MEAA will strengthen the talent pipeline for the 21st century American workforce. Through dual and concurrent enrollment opportunities, students can earn and make progress towards industry-recognized credentials that demonstrate the foundational skills students have obtained through CTE programs. As we confront emerging workforce challenges, we must be nimble in connecting students with career opportunities through dual and concurrent enrollment programs. We commend this bipartisan legislation and its sponsors for their leadership.”

K–12 Schools Use Mixed and Virtual Reality to Immerse Students in Future Careers

EdTech Magazine, Spring 2023

Former ACTE Board Member Rachael Mann is featured in this article on AR/VR and CTE

Chairman Williams Introduces Bipartisan Legislation Supporting Career and Technical Education for Small Businesses

March 24, 2023

“Small business is strengthened with support from career and technical education (CTE) programs,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Curry. “When entrepreneurs have the resources they need to start their own businesses in their communities, and workers can enter rewarding career paths with upward mobility, economic growth is possible. Supporting small businesses that hire CTE program graduates is just one step we can take to ensure that we build a strong pipeline of skilled workers in high-need industries. ACTE is proud to support this legislation, and we thank Congressman Williams for his leadership and focus on the role small businesses play alongside CTE in developing a strong economic future for our country.”

Congressman Krishnamoorthi Introduces Resolution Calling For Doubling Federal Funding For Career And Technical Education

March 10, 2023

ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Curry was quoted in this press release on doubling federal funding for CTE.

From finance to food, DC school aims to make CTE more attractive, accessible

K-12 Dive, March 3, 2023

The ACTE 2023 CTE Month school visit to Jackson-Reed High School is featured in this article from K-12 Dive.

Launching career activities in elementary school? Keep the focus wide

February 1, 2023

ACTE Senior Director of Public Policy Alisha Hyslop was quoted in this article on elementary-age career exploration.

Thompson, Bonamici Recognize February as Career and Technical Education Month

February 8, 2023

ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Curry was quoted in this press release marking February as CTE Month.

Strengthening Youth Apprenticeships Act

January 31, 2023

ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Curry was quoted in this press release for the introduction of the Strengthening Youth Apprenticeships Act.

The Benefits of Career and Technical Education Programs for High Schoolers

U.S. News & World Report, December 27, 2022

Community partnerships essential to help CTE programs benefit local economies

K-12 Dive, December 21, 2022

ACTE Region V VP Shani Watkins was featured in this article on community partnerships and CTE.

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