(SILVER SPRING, MD – April 9, 2021) This quote can be attributed to Kimberly Green, Executive Director of Advance CTE in response to Dr. Amy Loyd’s appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategic Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE):
“OCTAE is a valued and critical partner to the states, working collaboratively to ensure federal policies and the implementation of The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) are centered on promoting high-quality, labor-market aligned programs that equitably serve learners.
On behalf of Advance CTE, I am delighted with the appointment of Dr. Amy Loyd as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategic Initiatives at OCTAE. She is a friend to and advocate of Career Technical Education (CTE), with a deep and long history and commitment to ensuring every learner has access to a high-quality career pathway. Dr. Loyd understands the breadth of CTE – from secondary, postsecondary and adult programs – and has done extensive work developing education programs for historically marginalized populations, including individuals reentering communities from the criminal justice system and Alaska Native and American Indian families. She is a national expert regarding systems change, career pathways, equity, scaling best practices and building more resilient systems and is an excellent, high-qualified choice for this position.
Having known Dr. Loyd for many years, I am confident she will approach this position with a deep commitment to service, kindness and empathy, and leadership. Advance CTE and its members look forward to working with Dr. Loyd and the Biden Administration to increase awareness of, access to, support for and investment in high-quality CTE.”
Advance CTE is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across all 50 states and U.S. territories. Established in 1920, Advance CTE supports visionary state leadership, cultivates best practices and speaks with a collective voice to advance high-quality CTE policies, programs and pathways that ensure career success for each learner.
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Senior Associate, Communications and State Engagement