October 30, 2023
2 - 3 pm ET
Over the last year, we have been engaged in a process to modernize the National Career Clusters Framework. We need your insights to better understand how to leverage the input of industry professionals and support the needs of CTE professionals as we validate a new Framework. Join this session to hear updates on the process and co-create the tools and resources that are necessary to implement a new Framework nationwide! This is a repeat session that was held at Advance CTE's Fall Meeting.
Advance CTE’s recent resource, the CTE Without Borders Policy Playbook, articulates promising practices, resources and state and local examples to expand learners’ access to high-quality CTE and work-based learning opportunities within and across state lines.
To support the ongoing needs of our membership, Advance CTE, in partnership with ACTE, provided a mid-year lunch-and-learn highlighting innovative and impactful CTE policy passed through July 2023. Topics include current policy trends, highlights of specific policies that address recent membership inquiries and information on the launch of our live state policy tracker.
Educator shortages are a national crisis and in Career Technical Education (CTE) this challenge is exponentially more difficult. As the labor market’s complexity also grows, with influences like AI and remote work, the demand for CTE also continues to increase. Closing this educator workforce gap is critical to ensuring we have the CTE infrastructure to support the needs of learners and our nation’s employers. This webinar shared proven methods that states and institutions can use to recruit, prepare, expand and diversify the postsecondary CTE educator pipeline.
In July, Advance CTE entered its next chapter with a new Executive Director, only its fourth, following the retirement of Kimberly Green after 30 years of transformative leadership. In this 'fireside chat,' Advance CTE Board of Directors’ President and South Dakota State CTE Director Laura Scheibe welcomes incoming Executive Director and current Deputy Executive Director Kate Kreamer.
The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA), New America and Advance CTE hosted a conversation with Luke Rhine, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday, May 23rd at 2:00 PM ET. This webinar elevated the opportunities to leverage federal resources to support youth apprenticeship and work-based learning as part of a broader career preparation ecosystem.
Over the last decade, many states and communities have taken great strides in expanding high-quality career pathways to the benefit of learners and industry alike. There have been unprecedented investments in career pathways, major policy overhauls, and a more international focus on ensuring equitable access and success. While there is much to celebrate, there is more work to do to ensure all learners truly have access and the supports necessary to persist in pathways, earn a credential of value, and succeed in the career of their choice.
Each year, Advance CTE and the Association for Career Technical Education (ACTE) track and analyze state policy to prepare a Year in Review: State Policies Impacting CTE report, 10th anniversary edition. State CTE policies in 2022 reflected ongoing challenges – driven in part by the coronavirus pandemic – that have impacted state economies, labor market participation and learner enrollment and engagement in education. Last year, 36 states enacted 123 policy actions that will impact millions of CTE learners in secondary and postsecondary systems.
Industry-recognized credentials (IRCs) are an increasingly prominent strategy used by states to measure career readiness among high school graduates. The breadth of the credentials landscape is making it increasingly important to monitor the outcomes of credential attainment to ensure they meet the skill needs for both learners and prospective employers.
This webinar featured an enlightening conversation among Advance CTE Executive Director Kimberly Green, JFF President and CEO Maria Flynn, and National Skills Coalition CEO Andy Van Kleunen, as they break down what the mid-term elections portend for Career Technical Education, workforce development, and career pathways. With over 100 years of policy experience among them, these leaders will share their insights and their latest efforts at creating a more equitable and inclusive career preparation ecosystem that drives economic mobility for all.
In June 2022, the United States Senate confirmed Dr. Amy Loyd as the new Assistant Secretary of the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education. This webinar features a conversation between Assistant Secretary Loyd and Advance CTE’s Executive Director, Kimberly Green. Together, they conducted a far-reaching and engaging discussion that explored Dr. Loyd’s pathway to her current position and her goals for her tenure at OCTAE.