TWEET OF THE WEEK
Some of Mrs. Flanigan’s Former Students, Now @ultabeauty Representatives, Training Her Current Cosmetology Students.#PassItOn #WorkForceDevelopment #GivingBack@CCBOEAL @CTEWorks pic.twitter.com/5flkILYEy0
— Cullman CATA Academy (@CataAcademy) October 4, 2018
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK
As we reported, the Senate voted 93-7 on September 18 to advance an FY19 appropriations package that includes the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education appropriations bill ,which includes key investments in education and workforce programs. On September 26, the House voted to approve that package (361-61) and the President signed it on September 28. This bill includes a $70 million increase in the federal investment in Perkins Basic State Grants. Read our blog to learn more.
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
On-the-Job in a Most Unique Way
The Papillion La Vista Community Schools (PLCS) academies provide learners with real-world, hands-on learning experiences. The PLCS academies include work-based learning opportunities where learners are working with professionals outside of the classroom. In this video, hear from Papillion-La Vista Zoo Academy students and instructors, and the staff of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo where two days a week learners participate in work-based learning. The curriculum includes studying a Zoology textbook that is used in universities and conducting research that incorporates core subjects. Watch the video to learn more:
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
Report: Credential Currency: How States Can Identify and Promote Credentials of Value
There are more than 4,000 credentialing bodies nationwide that offer thousands of different industry-recognized credentials across sectors, making it difficult for states that have encouraged the growth of industry-recognized credentials to determine which ones to prioritize to scale attainment. This report from Education Strategy Group, Advance CTE and Council of Chief State School Officers provides a roadmap for how states can identify which credentials have labor market value and approaches to improve credential attainment and reporting. This report covers common barriers, recommended strategies and opportunities to advance learner attainment of industry recognized credentials with marketplace value.
Learn more here.