CTE in the News

Home Ec, Shop Classes Aren’t What They Once Were

Observer-Reporter, 6/1/2018
ACTE Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager Jarrod Nagurka was quoted in a story on the development of CTE classes and how the postsecondary and career paths of CTE students vary widely to meet workforce demands in the 21st century.

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal Offers Bill to Help Provide Low-income Parents Training for In-demand Jobs

Masslive.com, 5/23/2018
ACTE’s endorsement of a bill that would create a $900 million formula grant to fund workforce development through the reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Act was mentioned in a news story.

Help Wanted: More Workers Needed for High-wage, High-skill Jobs

WJLA-ABC7, 5/10/18
ACTE Deputy Executive Director Steve DeWitt was interviewed for a DC-area TV segment about the skills gap.

Esperanza High Students First in Orange County Learning Virtual Anatomy Lessons from $75,000 Medical Device

Orange County Register, 4/24/18
Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager Jarrod Nagurka was quoted in a story speaking about the historical transformation of CTE to cover a wide array of subject areas.

Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Boost Career and Technical Education Teachers

Education Week, 4/25/18
ACTE was noted as a supporter of the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act, a bipartisan Senate bill to help grow the CTE teacher pipeline.

Trump on Community College: “I Don’t Know What That Means”

Politico Morning Education, 3/30/18
In a blurb about President Trump’s remarks about community college, ACTE executive director LeAnn Wilson was quoted talking about the value of CTE and the use of the term ‘vocational education.’

Trump Still Unclear About Community Colleges

Community College Daily, 3/29/18
ACTE was quoted highlighting the benefits of CTE in a story about comments President Trump made questioning the value of community colleges.

Technical Education Struggles to Gain Funding Traction

The Hill, 3/27/18
ACTE Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager Jarrod Nagurka was quoted in a story about Perkins funding and congressional efforts to reauthorize Perkins.

Trump Wants Big Push for Vocational Schools

ABC News, 3/24/18
An ACTE statement underscoring the role CTE plays in bridging the skills gap and helping students succeed academically was quoted.

President’s Budget Doesn’t Celebrate CTE Month

The Hill, 2/26/18
ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson and Advance CTE Executive Director Kimberly Green co-authored an op-ed discussing the president’s FY 19 budget in context of CTE Month.

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