We have compiled a list of highlights in Career Technical Education (CTE) from this week to share with you.
WEBINAR OF THE WEEK
Advance CTE hosted the final webinar of our Summer Learning Series: CTE’s Role in the Future of Work and our Economic Recovery. This webinar featured insights on the current economic downturn and how CTE can rise to meet the challenge and ensure each learner is prepared for economic mobility.
You can view the webinar recording and presentation material here.
STUDENT STORY OF THE WEEK
Keilah Sadler has earned a construction degree from the Metro Community College Career Academy in Nebraska one year after graduating from high school. Taking CTE courses allowed Keilah to develop her future career plans while building self-confidence. Read more about Keilah’s story in this article published by the Omaha World-Herald.
INDUSTRY OF THE WEEK
This week, MxD and the ManpowerGroup released the The Hiring Guide: Cybersecurity in Manufacturing. This hiring guide is a playbook for manufacturing executives, HR departments, educators and policy makers as these groups work together to cultivate a talent pool and workforce to protect the digital interface of the manufacturing industry, now and in the future. Download the guide here.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
It’s important to recognize that lifelong learning must be part of careers today, especially as #COVID19 continues to change the way we work. @sfoundation proudly supports Career Technical Education, which helps to prepare workers for fulfilling, good-paying careers. #CTEWorks https://t.co/6e8NI6OrYh
— Barbara Humpton (@SiemensUS_CEO) August 25, 2020
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE OF THE WEEK
This week, the House CTE Caucus hosted a briefing, The Effects of COVID-19 on Career Technical Education. Speakers included a CTE student, CTE instructor, State CTE Director and employer, moderated by Advance CTE’s Meredith Hills, discussed each of their unique perspectives on how they adapted to remote learning, the challenges unique to CTE, and opportunities for the future.
The panelists included:
– Makenna Glassman – Welding Academy Student, Gateway Technical College, Elkhorn, WI
– Bob Kilmer – Retired Construction and Architecture Instructor, Enumclaw High School, Enumclaw, WA
– Angel Malone – Director of Career and Technical Education, South Carolina Department of Education
– Public Sector Representative – Apple, Inc.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
Louisiana piloted the Building Employment Skills for Tomorrow (BEST) program in 2018 to expand work-based learning opportunities for learners with disabilities. The BEST program connects learners with disabilities to work-based learning opportunities, equips them with real-world skills through training and provides mentorship to program participants. Louisiana continues to ensure learners with disabilities have the support necessary to participate and succeed in meaningful work-based learning and career readiness activities.
View the policy profile in our Learning that Works Resource Center.
Brittany Cannady, Digital Media Associate