ARE YOU GETTING THE RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT FROM EMPLOYER EDUCATOR ENGAGEMENT?
WANT TO INCREASE THE SUCCESS OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH YOUR INSTITUTION?
Community and technical colleges today are at the forefront of preparing the next generation of workers. Are you achieving the employer-educator engagement that makes your programs successful? Is your instructional and administrative team aware of the current best trends of CTE programming and administration? We recognize the pivotal role that faculty members play in shaping the future of CTE, especially beyond traditional teaching. That’s why the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has an exciting solution that is and has been proven to be successful in supporting community and technical colleges CTE programs.
The NextLevel Postsecondary CTE Fellowship focuses on empowering leaders with the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools to excel not only in their job but also in leadership roles within the institution. This one-year fellowship provides your institution with mentoring, exposure to best practices, a network of similarly minded growth-seeking professionals and most importantly, an institutional improvement plan specifically designed to grow your needs and CTE programs.
An investment in your staff can provide a longer-term successful result than short-term professional development for one-off activities. By investing in their leadership skills, we can anticipate a range of benefits that will have a lasting positive impact:
- Enhanced Institutional Effectiveness: Faculty members equipped with strong leadership skills are better prepared to collaborate with colleagues, manage projects, and contribute to the strategic direction of the institution.
- Improved Student Experience: A faculty body that is well-versed in leadership principles can provide better mentorship to students, inspiring them to become well-rounded individuals ready to excel in their careers and contribute to society.
- Elevated Research Productivity: Leadership skills are not confined to administrative roles; they also aid in managing research projects, securing grants, and fostering interdisciplinary collaborations. This program could lead to heightened research productivity and greater recognition for our institution’s contributions.
- Succession Planning and Talent Retention: By preparing faculty members for leadership positions, we establish a clear path for succession planning. This, in turn, enhances job satisfaction and loyalty among our talented educators, reducing turnover rates.
- External Recognition and Partnerships: An institution led by faculty with strong leadership skills is more likely to be recognized in academic circles, attracting partnerships, funding opportunities, and collaborative ventures that can further our mission.