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 a webinar with the Aspen Institute to provide state and local leaders with support in their recruitment and communication strategies for diverse student populations. Questions were addressed around access and equity for CTE postsecondary opportunities at the state and local levels.
View the recording here, and sign up for our next webinar, 2020 Elections Landscape: Implications for Career Technical Education on July 30!
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
South Carolina graduate of Bonds Career Center, Josiah Wright, will soon begin his apprenticeship. Josiah will become a full-time employee and student at Greenville Tech, will learn and earn from industry professionals and become certified as an industrial electrician.
Riverside/Bonds Mechatronics grad Josiah Wright will soon be an apprentice for Hayes & Lunsford. The four-year program includes a full-time job, tuition and books at Greenville Tech, and industry certifications needed to become an industrial electrician. More proof that #CTEWorks pic.twitter.com/TbPPXyKsea
— Bonds Career Center (@BondsCareer) July 8, 2020
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE OF THE WEEK
This week, the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies introduced their Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations bill. The bill proposes a 1.4% increase for CTE, bringing the funding level to about $1.3 billion. The full House Appropriations Committee will vote on this bill on Monday at 1:00pmEST, you can watch here.
TWITTER CHAT OF THE WEEK
The Committee for Education Funding (CEF) hosted a twitter chat on Tuesday, July 7, highlighting the importance of increasing federal education funding right before the House Labor-HHS-Ed Appropriations Subcommittee went into their mark-up for the FY 2021 funding bill. Follow the #HearOurEdStories hashtag on Twitter to read responses on why education funding matters.
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN OF THE WEEK
The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) has launched a national campaign to help states recruit and maintain females and underrepresented student populations in the field of manufacturing. Download free resources and learn more about the Making The Future, Connecting Girls to Manufacturing Campaign here.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
To expand access to CTE and advanced coursework more generally, the Idaho legislature authorized Idaho Career & Technical Education to work with Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA), a fully-accredited online school serving students in all of the state’s 115 districts, to develop CTE Digital. Through IDLA, Idaho students all over the state can access online CTE coursework.
Check out the Idaho CTE Digital policy profile in the Learning that Works Resource Center.
Brittany Cannady, Digital Media Associate