Although community colleges offer many Career Technical Education (CTE) programs that lead to high-wage, in-demand careers, it can be challenging to attract and recruit students most in need of economic mobility. With community colleges likely to see dramatic increases in enrollments in the coming months, it is imperative that students from underrepresented populations and communities are prioritized – these are the populations who have been hardest hit during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.
Employer engagement is more important than ever in light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to ensure CTE programs remain relevant to industry’s evolving needs and learners have access to work-based learning experiences. View this webinar to learn about the new resources from The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, developed with support from Advance CTE, to strengthen employer-CTE relationships using the Talent Pipeline Management(R) process. Hear from leaders who have built long-lasting and meaningful two-way partnerships to improve both learner outcomes and industry’s talent needs.
State leaders have a critical responsibility to ensure each learner has opportunities for career success and is supported in identifying and realizing their career goals. COVID-19 (coronavirus) has exacerbated and presented new equity challenges that threaten learners' abilities to access and thrive in high-quality CTE. Hear from national experts to learn how CTE systems should be constructed to close equity gaps during and after the Coronavirus pandemic.
A review of the CARES Act in detail and it's connection to education and the workforce.
Advance CTE and the Association for Career Technical Education (ACTE) have written a letter to Congress with the CTE priorities for phase four of the stimulus package.
A successful career advising and development system must respond to learners’ interests and provide career awareness and exploration for all – not just those enrolled in career technical education (CTE). Such a system must seamlessly span the full career advising and development continuum from elementary through postsecondary and include wraparound services, accelerated learning strategies and connections with local employers to ensure smooth transitions into the labor market.