Advance CTE released a new tool focused on supporting state Career Technical Education (CTE) leaders in prioritizing CTE learners and the delivery of high-quality programs as states prepare to reopen schools and campuses – be it in-person, remote or hybrid instruction – this upcoming academic year.
Earlier this summer, Advance CTE released, COVID-19’s Impact on CTE: Defining the Challenge and the Opportunity to identify the challenges that impact the design, delivery and assessment of CTE programs across the country. Now, as the next school year draws near, it is time to develop key action steps in preparing for and implementing strategies to provide quality, equitable CTE during the coronavirus and beyond.
State CTE leaders can leverage this tool when planning for short- and long-term priorities. The resource asks state CTE leaders to reflect on the past and future impact of the coronavirus on CTE learners and programs, consider how to use data and engage the field to make informed decisions, and identify key action steps to assist the state in preparing for and implementing strategies to provide quality, equitable CTE this coming year.
Prioritizing CTE Through and Beyond COVID-19 is organized around the following key topics that must be addressed for learners to access high-quality CTE experiences:
- Equity and access;
- CTE teachers and faculty;
- CTE instruction;
- Assessments and credentials;
- Work-based learning;
- Counseling and advisement; and
- Career Technical Student Organizations.
The final section of this tool includes an optional action plan template to help organize the various short- and longer-term priorities and lay out an implementation plan.
Download Prioritizing CTE Through and Beyond COVID-19 here (Word, PDF).
Kate Kreamer, Deputy Executive Director