TWEET OF THE WEEK
#ThursdayThoughts: #UtahCTE is pleased to announce Ogden High School as the winner of the 2019 Utah Excellence in Action award for their Health Science Pathways program. @Otowntigers @ogdensd #UtahCTETeachers @CTEWorks @UTPublicEd @UTBoardofEd #uted pic.twitter.com/2xsenXftJl
— Utah CTE (@UtahCTE) September 19, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Get an inside look at a CTE program focused on the culinary industry at Mojave
High School in North Las Vegas. Learners contribute their catering skills for school events. They also participate in state competitions and are in a great location for work-based learning opportunities with local businesses. Watch this quick video to hear from learners and the program instructor.
Watch the video here.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
The Roadmap for Racial Equity: An Imperative for Workforce Development Advocates
The Roadmap for Racial Equity is a new report developed by the National Skills Coalition which explores the racial and ethnic disparities in educational attainment and access; systemic barriers to equitable workforce training and quality employment; and why advancing equity is an economic and moral imperative. In the report the following recommendations were included:
- adopt racial equity goals and develop plans and systems to support them;
- remove barriers to correctional education and training;
- endorse racially equitable postsecondary policy by expanding career pathways and stackable credentials of value, job-driven and need-based financial aid, and tuition equity for immigrants; and
- decouple work requirements and education and training restrictions from public assistance programs, just to name a few.
Read the full report here.