This month has been full of celebrations in honor of #CTEMonth! Below are some highlights.
This afternoon, @CongressmanGT lead a floor speech to help commemorate 100 years of Advance CTE as an organization, along with the support of #CTEMonth. We are incredibly thankful for all his work on being an amazing CTE advocate.
CTE gives students the opportunity to develop real world skills that are needed for post secondary success. In addition, students can explore the career pathways through different opportunities in and out of the classroom. Also, 95% of CTE students graduate high school#CTSOChat
— Abby Stern (@FCCLAMembership) February 24, 2020
February is CTE Month and we are shining a spotlight on our teachers! Mr. Grumet is our Grahic Design and Commercial Photography teacher! His students create and produce our yearbook! #CTEMonth @MarbleFallsISD pic.twitter.com/6bFTGTjb2n
— Heather Metzgar (@hipchicaggie) February 26, 2020
Today’s #CTE combines rigorous academics and cutting-edge technical skills that prepare students of all ages to be college and career ready. #CTEMonth pic.twitter.com/yQTTd40ud1
— Secretary Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVosED) February 24, 2020
VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
CTE students in many states have demonstrated their proficiency in industry-related skills by producing CTE Month Videos. Check out one from Westwood High School.
NOCTI held their annual CTE Month video contest. Check out this years’ award winner here.
QUOTES OF THE MONTH
“Talent must never be the factor that holds our economy back. America’s students need access to programs in high school and beyond that will lead them to these jobs, and states are best positioned to lead the way.“- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
Read more on Gov. Jeb Bush’s thoughts on how states can help innovate robust CTE programs here.
“National CTE Month underscores the importance of the many successful programs that create opportunities for hard-working Americans to succeed by connecting them with hands-on training and skills” – Congressman Langevin
Read more on Congressman Langevin’s resolution recognizing National CTE Month here.
BLOG OF THE WEEK
Many state policies are prioritizing Career Technical Education, and the California School Boards Association has shared how local legislation has moved in favor of CTE. Read more here.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
ExcelinEd has published its newest Policy Playbook during CTE Month. The Developing High-Quality State Work-Based Learning Programs playbook aids in states developing and implementing work-based learning programs. View the resource here.
POLICY UPDATE OF THE WEEK
The National Skills Coalition has released a new fact sheet to help support Workforce Development Advocates on increasing their knowledge around the new version of the Public Charge Rule. Read more.
Brittany Cannady, Digital Media Associate