TWEET OF THE WEEK
VHS CTE working with community businesses to help our students succeed! #CTE @CTEWorks @VirginiaCTE @BristolSuper @VHSPrincipal https://t.co/u51s9ELTPT
— HuffmanVHS_AP (@VHS_InteractClu) September 20, 2018
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK
Senate Votes 93-7 to Advance FY19 Appropriations Bill
On September 18, the Senate voted 93-7 to approve the FY 19 Appropriations Bill, as well as a continuing resolution that would run through December 7 to extend current funding levels for other government agencies without final appropriations bills in place by October 1. The bill heads to House for a vote next week and if passed, will go to the President for his signature. Read our blog to learn more.
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Why Does Idaho Power Invest in Registered Apprenticeship
The Idaho Power registered apprenticeship program employees have a higher retention rate than their overall workforce. This video, developed by Idaho Career & Technical Education, provides an overview of the elements of an apprenticeship program, the benefits for the employer and the learner. Watch this video to learn more.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
Report: Building Better Degrees Using Industry Certifications
CTE programs of study provide learners with a variety of opportunities including earning industry-recognized credentials and participating in meaningful work-based learning experiences. Certifications are a way to demonstrate to an employer that the learner has accomplished a level of understanding and skill. In a recent report, Building Better Degrees Using Industry Certifications, New America conducted research as a follow-up to a 2016 national survey of institutions. This report is a deep dive into how certifications are being included in degree programs. It explores the challenges and successes, and recommendations based on their findings. They report that adults with a degree and at least one industry certification earn nearly 40 percent more than those with the same degree but no certification.
Learn more about this report here.
Nicole Howard, Communications Associate