The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) provides a powerful opportunity to consult and coordinate with stakeholders throughout the state plan and local application development process and beyond. Importantly, meaningful engagement will not only make these plans better, but also foster partnerships and relationships that, if sustained through implementation, can make a big difference in advancing your state’s vision for CTE. As states look at stakeholder engagement for Perkins V, how can they design stakeholder engagement efforts that are genuine? Check out the resources below to learn more.
TOOL: Planning for Engagement: Identifying Key Stakeholders for Perkins V: This tool outlines the types of engagement required in Perkins V and was designed to help states begin the brainstorming process for their engagement efforts related to Perkins V.
REPORT: The State of Career Technical Education: Employer Engagement in CTE: This report from Advance CTE examines the employer engagement landscape with a particular focus on the ways in which states can foster and sustain meaningful employer engagement to strengthen their CTE system for all students through policy and practice.
TOOL: Parent Engagement Tool: This tool is designed to help state and local leaders develop an effective strategy to engage parents and guardians.
- BLOG: Vermont CTE and Advance CTE Engage Dozens of Stakeholders to Craft New State Vision
- PROFILE: Illinois STEM Learning Exchanges: These public-private partnerships between education and business leaders were designed to prepare students for high-demand, high-skill careers while simultaneously developing a talent pipeline for local businesses.
- CASE STUDY: In Their Words: Why Business Leaders Support CTE, Career Pathways and Career Academies: This case study, from Advance CTE and Ford Next Generation Learning, is the outcome of two roundtables held with business leaders in Nashville and Pinellas County to explore why and how they support CTE in their communities.
The next issue of this series will include communications resources and in the meantime, please be sure to check out the Learning that Works Resource Center.
Kathryn Zekus, Senior Associate, Federal Policy & Ashleigh McFadden, State Policy Manager