Webinars

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Webinars

Advance CTE hosts webinars on a variety of topics and pressing issues of interest to the CTE community. These webinars bring Advance CTE staff together with leading experts from across the nation to share their expertise on issues including policy, research and best practices.

Recent Webinars

February 15, 2022
State Policies Impacting CTE: 2021 Year in Review

Each year, Advance CTE and ACTE track and analyze state policy to prepare a Year in Review: State Policies Impacting CTE report. While 2021 was marked by significant and necessary coronavirus pandemic-responses, states were surprisingly active in enacting policy actions impacting Career Technical Education (CTE). Last year 41 states enacted 138 policy actions that will impact millions of CTE learners in secondary and postsecondary systems.

January 31, 2022
Supporting Career Pathways Systems Through Braiding Funding

Braiding funding provides states with a unique opportunity to support equitable career pathways by leveraging a variety of funds, systems, people, and other resources in combination with one another to build a connected and aligned career preparation ecosystem.

August 31, 2021
CTE Without Limits Lunch & Learn #5: Each learner can access CTE without borders

This session is the final session in Advance CTE’s Lunch & Learn series focused on exploring each of the principles from Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education. Attendees will be introduced to the fifth principle of the vision, “Each learner can access CTE without borders” and the role each stakeholder has in accomplishing this principle.

August 17, 2021
CTE Without Limits Lunch & Learn #4: Each learner’s skills are counted, valued, and portable

This session was the fourth in Advance CTE’s Lunch & Learn series focused on exploring each of the principles from Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education. Attendees will be introduced to the fourth principle of the vision, “Each learner’s skills are counted, valued, and portable” and the roles of secondary, postsecondary and workforce systems in accomplishing this principle.

July 27, 2021
CTE Without Limits Lunch & Learn #3: Each learner skillfully navigates their own career journey

This session was the third in Advance CTE’s Lunch & Learn series focused on exploring each of the principles from Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education. Attendees were introduced to the third principle of the vision, “each learner engages in a cohesive, flexible and responsive career preparation ecosystem”. Attendees had the chance to discuss this principle in small groups and will leave this session with an increased awareness of the aspirations of this principle and strategies to apply it to their own work.
 

June 22, 2021
CTE Without Limits Lunch & Learn #2: Each learner feels welcome in, is supported by, and has the means to succeed in the career preparation ecosystem

This session was the second in Advance CTE’s Lunch & Learn series focused on exploring each of the principles from Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education. Attendees were introduced to the second principle of the vision, “each learner feels welcome in, is supported by, and has the means to succeed in the career preparation ecosystem.” Vision partners and supporters shared the ways that their organizations are identifying and dismantling the institutional and systemic barriers that limit access, opportunity and outcomes for some learners.

June 01, 2021
CTE Without Limits Lunch and Learn #1: Creating a cohesive, flexible and responsive career preparation ecosystem

Attendees were introduced to the first principle of the vision, “each learner engages in a cohesive, flexible and responsive career preparation ecosystem” and the roles of secondary and postsecondary education systems in accomplishing this principle. Attendees left this session with an increased awareness of the aspirations of this principle and strategies to apply it to their own work.

April 29, 2021
Research Update: Results of a National Survey on How to Communicate the Value of CTE with Families

Despite the many benefits for learners, Career Technical Educations (CTE) is still often seen as a program that is ‘less than’ a more traditional academic experience. Advance CTE hosted a webinar to share new research on how to communicate with learners and their guardians about CTE programs to combat long-held misconceptions on CTE. Building on research released in 2017, Advance CTE conducted a series of focus groups and a national survey of nearly 2,000 learners and guardians to understand their motivations and barriers to enrolling in CTE programs.

March 04, 2021
Strengthening the Career Readiness Data Ecosystem: Introducing A Statewide Framework for Improving Policy and Practice

Data is a powerful tool to strengthen Career Technical Education (CTE) program quality, improve equity, empower stakeholders and enhance storytelling. But all too often, state agencies struggle to connect learner-level data across education levels and coordinate data collection and reporting to ensure all stakeholders have access to the information they need when they need it. In this session, Advance CTE introduced a new framework to help state leaders strengthen their career readiness data ecosystem.

March 02, 2021
State Policies Impacting CTE: 2020 Year in Review

In this review of state-level policy for 2020, participants heard trends for the 2020 policy landscape, including top policy categories and examples for each. After a presentation of findings, state and local leaders shared examples of policy and impacts from their state, as well as potential trends for 2021.