We have compiled a list of highlights in Career Technical Education (CTE) from this week to share with you.
STATE CTE DIRECTOR OF THE WEEK
Advance CTE welcomes Paul McConnell as the new CTE Coordinator for the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). Paul is excited to determine equitable ways to implement the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) in his state, and to consider ways to better serve both learners and communities. Welcome Paul!
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has launched ACTE Cares, showing appreciation and honor for our educators. Complete these surveys to let ACTE know how your needs have changed and what your self-care routines are! Survey completers will be entered into a drawing for a gift card!
STUDENT STORY OF THE WEEK
Dallas, Texas CTE students at Allen High School operate a community restaurant on their high school campus as part of their CTE learning experience. As a result of the pandemic, this semester the culinary learners are now preparing to-go meals for their customers. Meals are placed online, prepared by the culinary students on campus, packaged and picked up by the customer. Read more in this article by Dallas News.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
“I am #grateful for the opportunities @CapRegionBOCES CTE has given me to help me better prepare for real world situations in a salon. ” – Christina Cummings, @ShenNews #Classof2020 @NYSEDNews @capregchamber @NYSEDNews @nyschoolboards @actecareertech pic.twitter.com/7RLKSvP7fi
— BOCES Career&Tech (@CareerTecTweets) August 18, 2020
ED PRIZE OF THE WEEK
Space is predicted to be a trillion-dollar industry in the future, which leads us to believe that careers will be in-demand. In response, The U.S. Department of Education launched CTE Mission: CubeSat. This national challenge inspires students to exercise technical skills for a career in space and beyond. CTE Mission: CubeSat is open to high school students from across the country.
For more information on CTE Mission: CubeSat and eligibility requirements click here. Mission proposal submissions are due by October 16, 2020. There will be a virtual information session on September 1, 2020.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
SkillsUSA’s Diversity in Manufacturing video series continues this week with an episode featuring Daniel Pena from Santiago High School located in California. Learn more about Daniel’s career choice and how his CTE pathway contributes to his future.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
In a time of economic uncertainty, CTE is an absolute must. The need for ongoing investment is imperative. This week, Advance CTE releases resources for states to make the case for CTE during the economic recovery. Resources include a video, fact sheets and talking points. View all resources here.