We have compiled a list of highlights in Career Technical Education (CTE) from this week to share with you.
States are increasingly innovative in their use of technology during the pandemic to deliver CTE to learners across the country. Here are two great stories of how CTE continues despite social distancing and stay-at-home orders.
VIRTUAL FACILITIES TOUR OF THE WEEK
In North Carolina, the cosmetology program at Union County Public Schools created a virtual tour of their facilities for prospective students and their families.
VIRTUAL CAREER EXPLORATION TOUR OF THE WEEK
Career counselors in Ohio have switched gears from in-person business tours for CTE concentrators to a virtual week-long career exploration tour with local businesses. Students were able to tour the facilities and speak with a professional in the industry where they were provided the opportunity to ask questions about education, skills and on-the-job activities. Read more in the article from The Business Journal of Youngstown, Ohio.
ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
One factor contributing to the alignment of CTE programs to the workforce is the equipment made available to students. In California, new robotics equipment has arrived! The robotics program is open to students across the Shasta Union School District, making this new equipment accessible to all program concentrators. Learn more in this article by KRCR News.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
CTE is going to be essential to the economic recovery of our nation. One school district in the state of Virginia is already getting a head start on framing the conversation of what high-quality CTE looks like and sharing its robust programs to students, families and the community. Listen to episode four of their podcast, HENRICO CTE NOW, as they discuss the energy career cluster.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
This study from the Online Learning Consortium examines six institutions in the United States that are experimenting with alternative credentialing strategies to provide flexible learning opportunities, including digital distance learning and prior learning assessments. View more resources such as this in our Learning that Works Resource Center.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE OF THE WEEK
We encourage you to let your representative know that you support including CTE funding and flexibilities in the next stimulus bill by following the quick prompt here.
Brittany Cannady, Digital Media Associate