We have compiled a list of highlights in Career Technical Education (CTE) from this week to share with you.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
September is Workforce Development Month.
STATE CTE DIRECTOR OF THE WEEK
Welcome, Jimmy Hull to his new position in Alabama! As of July 2020, Jimmy now serves as the Assistant State Superintendent of Education in the Career and Technical Education/ Workforce Development Division for the Alabama State Department of Education. Read more about Jimmy’s rich career in education and his future plans for career exploration, apprenticeship opportunities and working partnerships between the community colleges in Alabama.
STATE CAMPAIGN OF THE WEEK
The Florida Department of Education’s workforce education initiative, Get There, serves as a resource for prospective students to educate themselves on the benefits of CTE, align their interests to a career pathway, and connect with their local college to learn more and enroll in a program. View more about the initiative here.
CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK
This week, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education announced the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge to advance pre-apprenticeships. Eligible AEFLA-funded organizations are now invited to submit preliminary designs of a program that is innovative, aligned to industry demand and provides support to program participants as they move into apprenticeships and the workforce. For more information, register for the virtual information session held October 15, 2020.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
This week is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. The Integrated Basic Education Skills Training Program, or I-BEST, is Washington’s solution to the challenge of preparing learners with basic skills as they transition to college-level coursework. In 2005, when I-BEST was first designed, state leaders at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) proposed an idea to improve credential attainment among adult learners. The program provides technical and basic skills instruction through an integrated curriculum and has demonstrated powerful outcomes, including a dramatic increase in credential attainment.
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Brittany Cannady, Digital Media Associate, Advance CTE