Braiding funding provides states with a unique opportunity to support equitable career pathways by leveraging a variety of funds, systems, people, and other resources in combination with one another to build a connected and aligned career preparation ecosystem. To ensure that cross-sector work has maximum impact, it is imperative that state and local agencies understand where their funding comes from, how to leverage this funding, and how to connect funding and resources with other agencies at different levels to benefit rigorous and quality career pathways and equitable access for learners. Attendees of this webinar heard findings and recommendations from Advance CTE’s brief about braiding of federal, state, and local funds. In-depth state examples about how to operationalize the braiding of funding to support statewide career pathways systems was also shared.
This webinar is part of an ongoing series that focuses on practical examples of the vision principles and action steps in order to support CTE leaders in implementing the CTE Without Limits vision. Principle one, each learner engages in a cohesive, flexible and responsive career preparation ecosystem, instructs us to design equitable funding models that direct funding to where it is needed most.
– Dr. Tunisha Hobson, State Policy Manager, Advance CTE (moderator)
– Dan Hinderliter, Senior Policy Associate, Advance CTE
– Luke Rhine, State CTE Director, Delaware
– Nick Moore, Director, Alabama Governor’s Office of Education and Workforce Transformation