Happy Holidays from all of us here at Advance CTE! As we reflect on this incredible year, we want to say a thank youÂ for your dedication to Advance CTE, and unwavering commitment to providing high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) to learners across the country.
It’s been a transformational year for Advance CTE, and we invite you to share in some of our successes and highlights.
We released Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE, establishing a bold vision for all of education, and calling for a systemic transformation of the education system. 11Â partners have joined this shared vision,Â 36 states have signed onto the Putting Learner Success First sign on campaign, and Advance CTE has shared over 28,000 copies of the vision.
Advance CTEÂ underwent an organizational rebrand to better reflect our membership and reaffirm our core values. With support from the Advance CTE Board of Directors and Membership, we created a brand that reflects our commitment to supporting all the state leaders who are committed to advancing high-quality CTE across the country.
In January 2016, JPMorgan Chase & Co. launched New Skills for Youth, a $75 million, five-year initiative, aimed at strengthening career-focused education.
As part of this initiative, JPMorgan Chase, Advance CTE, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and Education Strategy Group have partnered on a multi-year state competition to increase the number of students in the U.S. who successfully complete career pathways and catalyze approaches to the design and implementation of programs and policies to increase students’ career readiness. This year, 24 states and Washington, D.C. received planning and implementation grants to jump start this work.
We launched the Learning that Works Resource Center,Â a curated database of research, reports, tools, guidesÂ and policies focused onÂ CTE and career-readiness. The Resource Center has been visited over 36,000Â times, and continues to be updated with new resourcesÂ and information regularly. Check out the most popular resource in the Resource CenterÂ here.
To dig deep on topics ranging from federal policy to industry recognized credentials, we released 10 reports or briefsÂ and published 141 blog posts.
Katie Fitzgerald, Senior Associate, CommunicationsÂ