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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

January 28, 2021
Beyond the Numbers: Strategies for Effectively Reporting and Communicating CTE Data

Presented in the right way, data can be a powerful tool to support access to high-quality CTE and prepare learners for economic success during COVID-19 and beyond. But how can state leaders translate data into relevant insights and present information in a way that is understandable and actionable to key audiences? In this session, participants learned design principles for CTE data reporting and strategies for communicating data effectively.

January 13, 2021
CTE and Equity: The work of intentionally embedding equity in CTE programming

Attendees learned from a panel of state administrators about the paths they took to determine the development of their equity priorities within their Perkins V plans, including funding mechanisms for identified equity gaps, prioritization of specific goals and how the goals are implemented within post-secondary and secondary settings. The Q&A portion of this webinar is transcribed and viewable here.

December 10, 2020
The Vital Role of Postsecondary Institutions in Economic Recovery
State leaders play a critical role in developing, implementing and promoting policies and strategies to ensure Career Technical Education (CTE) is responsive to the needs of learners and the economy. Now, more than ever, CTE is vital to helping in our national response to COVID-19 by ensuring there is a strong talent pipeline for skilled workers in industries such as health care, transportation and manufacturing. CTE is also essential to economic recovery and upskilling of reskilling for those who have been dislocated.
November 12, 2020
The State of Perkins V Plan Priorities

On this webinar, Advance CTE presented its newest 50-state report - The State of Career Technical Education: An Analysis of States’ Perkins V Priorities. This webinar shared major findings and takeaways from Advance CTE’s analysis of all 50 states’ and DC’s Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) plans, and how states have leveraged the new law and planning process to advance and expand quality and equity within their CTE systems.

November 10, 2020
Federal Leadership and Advance CTE: Leaders and Partners

This esteemed panel of the current and former Assistant Secretaries that lead the office overseeing the federal investment in Career Technical Education took a walk down memory lane, discussing the relationship between the federal office and Advance CTE and how federal policy has influenced the direction of CTE. The panelists shared what they are most proud of accomplishing during their tenure at the U.S. Department of Education, as well as the work they believe still to be attended to.

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.