This Week in CTE


This Week in CTE


Senate Releases Committee Report on the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee recently released the Committee Report on the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). The report provides key details on legislative intent, a section-by-section analysis and shows how the new law made changes to Perkins IV. Read our blog to learn more.
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In this video, you get an inside look at what class looks like for learners in the Animal Science program of study at Wichita Southeast High School in Kansas. The instructor gives an overview of the program while learners showcase hands-on experiences happening right on campus.

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Improving Skills Through America’s Workforce Development System

There is a skills gap across the country for jobs that require more than a high school education but less than a bachelor’s degree. In a new report, Improving Skills Through America’s Workforce Development System, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), explores what is behind the skills gap, how Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is structured to address this and what challenges continue to exist.

The report makes seven recommendations to improve the workforce development system at the federal level through WIOA implementation:

  • Clarify services offered by the workforce development system;
  • Enhance coordination between higher education financial aid officers and WIOA caseworkers;
  • Reduce or modify reporting requirements on outcomes if the tools are not provided to deliver the reports;
  • Consider new ways to prioritize training at american job centers;
  • Help WIOA participants use other available federal and state funding;
  • Encourage private businesses to offer training to nonemployees, especially in high-demand occupations; and
  • Expand reciprocity agreements between states.

Read the full report here: https://careertech.orgresource/2018-improving-skills-workforce-dev-system
Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship  Accepting Applications for New Grants
Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) is inviting applications for their new grants– four to eight grants valued at approximately $200,000 each. Advance CTE is proud to support PAYA in announcing the first-ever joint, national philanthropic investment focused on developing high-quality youth apprenticeship programs. These grants aim to support employers, community partners and policy leaders who are working together to build high-quality youth apprenticeship programs that will meet local economic needs.
PAYA is inviting proposals from public-private partnerships with innovative strategies and established relationships that can deliver high-quality implementation. Successful bids include organizations that have leadership and support from a wide range of sectors including business and industry, the K-12 system, postsecondary institutions and government bodies.
Submissions for the open application must be completed online by 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, March 8. You can also register to participate in an informational webinar about the application and selection process on Thursday, January 24th at 4:00 p.m. EST.
Nicole Howard, Communications Associate