CTE Without Limits
CTE Without Limits
A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education
Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education (CTE Without Limits) puts forth a bold vision for a cohesive, flexible, and responsive career preparation ecosystem that will close equity gaps in edu-cational outcomes and workforce readiness, and leverage CTE as a catalyst for ensuring each learner can reach success in the career of their choice.
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Developed with input from nearly 200 national, state and local education and workforce development leaders and supported by 42 national organizations, CTE Without Limits lays out five inter-connected and equally critical principles.
Call to Action
CTE Without Limits is ambitious and forward looking. It puts equity at the center and recognizes that our country needs a CTE system that works for each learner, wherever they are in their career journey and whatever their background.
This vision is not just calling for updates to our CTE, education and workforce systems. Rather, it is calling for a more cohesive, flexible and responsive career preparation ecosystem, with CTE at its nexus, that draws on the capacity of each existing system; leverages these systems’ greatest assets; and pushes for new models of collaboration, learner-centric design and delivery, funding and accountability that create the right incentives and supports.
Only through shared commitment and shared ownership among leaders and practitioners at all levels can we realize the possibility and aspiration of a new career preparation ecosystem that provides each learner with limitless opportunity.
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Pushing the Limits: A Roadmap for Advancing CTE Without Limits
Advance CTE has released its hallmark implementation vision tool. Pushing the Limits: A Roadmap for Advancing CTE Without Limits provides a step-by-step guide for states to conduct an initial alignment assessment, identify top areas for action, and develop implementation strategies for one or multiple vision principles.
Without Limits: Reflections on a Shared Vision for the Future of CTE
To celebrate the release of CTE Without Limits, Advance CTE hosted a live virtual event, “Without Limits: Reflections on a Shared Vision for the Future of CTE” featuring leaders across workforce, philanthropy, education administration, and higher education to share their perspectives on vision themes and impact.
- Vision Partner Initiative Repository (July, 2021)
- Fact Sheet: Leveraging Federal Investments to Advance CTE Without Limits (June, 2021)
- The Role of State Collaboration in Advancing CTE Without Limits (March, 2021)
- The Local Role in Advancing CTE Without Limits (March, 2021)
- The Role of Industry in Advancing CTE Without Limits (March , 2021)
- Advancing the Vision: Investing in CTE Without Limits (March, 2021)
- Without Limits: A Vision to Advance CTE with Equity at the Center (March, 2021)
- Pushing the Limits Blog Series: Transforming CTE Systems in Colorado, Nebraska, South Carolina
Lunch and Learn Series
Advance CTE held a five-part Lunch & Learn series focused on exploring each of the principles from CTE Without Limits. Each session actively engaged participants to deepen their understanding of the aspiration of one of the vision principles. Speakers – including leading voices from K-12, postsecondary and adult education, workforce and industry, philanthropy, and non-profit vision supporters – shared insights and lead discussions that ensured participants are inspired to craft actionable next steps to turn this vision into reality.