We have compiled a list of highlights in Career Technical Education (CTE) from this week to share with you.
CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION MONTH
Build Your Future is hosting a construction video contest, I BUILT THIS, and giving away more than $20,000 in prizes. Learn more and submit a video here.
Thank you for participating in Careers in Construction Month! Continue to share these resources to engage with students about the opportunities in the construction industry.
TWEET OF THE THE WEEK
Congratulations to Alabama welding instructor, Mark Pilotte, for being recognized by SkillsUSA as the instructor of the month!
Our Welding Instructor, Mark Pilotte, was recognized as the @SkillsUSA Instructor of the Month for Alabama! One of Mr. Pilotte’s former students nominated him because of his dedication and support to all his students. @HCTCounselor @HSVk12 @HSVCTE @CTEWorks pic.twitter.com/hphhgeKmnP
— HCS Career Coaches (@HSVCareerCoach) October 24, 2020
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE OF THE WEEK
Opportunity America has launched a survey, with the support of the Lumina Foundation, aimed at learning about community colleges’ workforce education. The results will be essential information for state and federal policymakers by providing evidence to support an increased need for funding. Institutions that take part will be entered in a drawing, and three will receive donations of up to $10,000 to fund scholarships for noncredit workforce students. Participating institutions will also receive customized reports that allow them to compare their institutions to an aggregate of other colleges that take part – a tool for planning and innovation. The study can be found here and will be in the field through January 2021.
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM OF THE WEEK
The School Ambassador Fellowship Program strives to fulfill the U.S. Department of Education’s mission to leverage the perspectives and expertise of outstanding educators to inform national education programs and initiatives. The Fellowship program is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 cohort!
Selected Fellows become a liaison between their local schools and district and the department. Through local, state and national interactions with key stakeholders, fellows will help to elevate student voices and provide solutions to the challenges learners face today.
Program information and applications can be viewed here. The application period remains open through Monday, January 11, 2021.
MIDDLE GRADES CTE PROGRAM OF THE WEEK
In a pilot program for middle grades CTE, Idaho has selected a career navigator tool for learners. Learners in the early stages of schooling will have the opportunity to embark upon career exploration and career counseling before entering into high school and postsecondary opportunities. Read more here.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
Through an analysis of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) state (and Washington D.C.) plans, Advance CTE identified common aspects that are indicative of a comprehensive and cohesive state plan, a number of which go beyond the law’s requirements and expectations.
The State of Career Technical Education: An Analysis of States’ Perkins V Priorities is the first of its kind to examine how states have leveraged the development of Perkins V state plans to advance the dual priorities of expanding quality and increasing equity within their CTE systems.
View The State of Career Technical Education: An Analysis of States’ Perkins V Priorities in our Learning that Works Resource Center.
Brittany Cannady, Digital Media Associate