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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

October 13, 2020
CTE and School Reopening: Lessons Learned

Attendees learned from panelists about the path that state and local administrators took to get to sharing guidance on Career Technical Education (CTE) and school reopening in the wake of COVID-19 (coronavirus), including determining practitioner needs in the spring, the planning process and implementation of reopening.

August 27, 2020
CTE’s Role in the Future of Work and our Economic Recovery

As the economy and labor market continue to evolve in response to COVID-19, there are many open questions about our nation’s economic recovery, including what work will look like in the future, what jobs will or will not come back, and which learners most need support going forward. What is certain is that the economy will look different on the other side of the recovery and that communities of color have been most negatively impacted in the short term.

July 30, 2020
2020 Elections Landscape: Implications for Career Technical Education

The 2020 elections have the potential for a major impact on policy. The national elections feature an election for president, along with elections for all seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 35 seats in the U.S. Senate. At the state level, 13 states and territories will have elections for governor and 44 states will have elections for one or both chambers of the state legislature.

July 09, 2020
CTE Forward: How to Attract and Recruit Diverse Students at the Postsecondary Level: Lessons from Aspen Institute

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.

June 18, 2020
Career Technical Education & Talent Pipeline Management: Strategies for Connecting Classrooms to Careers

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.

May 28, 2020
CTE Forward: What Learners Most Need during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

April 08, 2020
Advance CTE CARES Act Webinar

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. 

February 18, 2020
State Policies Impacting CTE: 2019 Year in Review
On the federal and state levels, 2019 was an important year for Career Technical Education (CTE). In addition to creating their four-year state CTE plans for the federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), at least 45 states and Palau enacted at least 208 policy actions related to CTE and career readiness. This webinar from Advance CTE, ACTE and Education Commission of the States unpacks findings from the 2019 Year in Review: State Policies Impacting CTE report.
December 17, 2019
Postsecondary Program Quality in Colorado and Illinois
In 2018, Advance CTE, with generous support from the Joyce Foundation, began working with the Colorado Community College System and the Illinois Community College Board to examine program quality at the postsecondary level. Using Advance CTE's Policy Benchmark Tool on CTE Program Approval, both states evaluated approval processes at the state level. Each state identified strengths and areas for improvement and made changes accordingly.
December 12, 2019
A Look Back at States’ Impact through the New Skills for Youth Initiative
In 2016, JPMorgan Chase, in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group, launched the New Skills for Youth initiative to accelerate state-led efforts to strengthen career readiness opportunities for youth. Through the initiative, 10 states were selected to receive $2 million each and hands-on technical assistance and coaching to develop and execute their action plans.