We have compiled a list of highlights in Career Technical Education (CTE) from this week to share with you.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
CareerOneStop has created a series of videos introducing and highlighting industries and careers related to the 16 Career ClustersⓇ. These new videos can be used with prospective CTE students and families to help them learn about CTE opportunities. View the new videos here.
CTE PROGRAM OF THE WEEK
Klein Independent School District (ISD), located in Texas, has been awarded the Houston Business Journal’s (HBJ) Innovation Award. Klein ISD is specifically awarded for their Advanced Nursing Pathway, and is the only awardee to be honored twice by the HBJ. A standout feature of the program is its commitment to community partnerships and access opportunities for all learners. Read more here.
POSTSECONDARY RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
NEW BRIEF: People without postsecondary credentials are hit hardest by economic recession. It’s critical that state leaders prioritize and adapt their #HigherEd attainment strategies to accelerate #COVID19 economic recovery. https://t.co/6VTrJwfwaH pic.twitter.com/WX34sCYJ18
— ESG (@edstrategygroup) August 3, 2020
View Pivot to Recover here.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK
According to Michael Piper, Lowe’s Military Recruiting Strategist and Air Force veteran, “there will be an estimated three million job openings in the skilled trades industry by 2028.” Because of the growing talent need in the skilled trade industry, Lowe’s has made a $4.5 million commitment and partnered with AMVETS to provide grant and scholarship opportunities to re-skill and up-skill the military community. The opportunities include: the Veteranpreneur Business Grants, the Lowe’s + AMVETS Technology Scholarships and the Generation T Scholarships. Read more about the grant and scholarship offerings and how to apply here.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE OF THE WEEK
Advance CTE and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) are continuing to advocate for direct funding for CTE and workforce programs to be included in the next relief package to ensure learners are prepared for labor market needs, particularly as the economy begins to rebuild after the pandemic. We need your help quickly to emphasize this message with Congress as the congressional leaders come together in negotiations. Click here to ask your Members of Congress to support the inclusion of funds for CTE, as provided in the Relaunching America’s Workforce Act, in the next relief package.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
Schools and colleges across the nation have found innovative ways to connect with industry to strengthen their CTE programs. However, with a growing skills gap and rapidly changing workplace, more must be done to ensure educational institutions have the capacity to prepare each learner to succeed in today’s economy. Cheat Sheet: Opportunities for Employer Involvement in CTE identifies ways in which employers can begin to get involved with CTE programs.
View the resource in our Learning that Works Resource Center.
Brittany Cannady, Digital Media Associate