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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

November 19, 2019
2019 ASCA and Advance CTE Webinar Series: Career Exploration and Development with a Focus on Implicit Bias

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.

October 29, 2019
2019 ASCA and Advance CTE Webinar Series: CTE Opportunities and Ecosystem
School counselors are the most trusted sources of information for students and their families when considering education and career options. As such, it is important to understand all the educational pathways available to students, including career technical education (CTE). CTE can help set up students on a path to a successful high-demand, high-skill career. However, families do not have a full understanding of the various components and benefits of a high-quality CTE program of study along with CTE’s intersection with workforce demands and labor market information.
October 22, 2019
2019 ASCA and Advance CTE Webinar Series: Use Labor Market Information in Career Advising
Workforce needs have changed dramatically over the past few decades, and a high school diploma isn’t sufficient for most careers providing family-sustaining wages. This is rooted in the global shift from an industrial to knowledge-based economy. Many communities are facing a misalignment between college degrees and labor market needs, so students aren’t prepared for careers that are high-wage, in-demand and high-skill, and employers cannot find qualified employees.
May 01, 2019
An In-Depth Discussion of How Aligned Is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets?

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute recently released a new report, How Aligned Is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets?, which raises a number of questions for and about our nation’s Career Technical Education (CTE) system and its alignment with labor market demand. Hear directly from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute about their research approach and major findings from this report, as well as Advance CTE’s reactions and areas of agreement and disagreement.

April 24, 2019
Developing Credit for Prior Learning Policies to Support Postsecondary Attainment for Every Learner

As colleges seek to improve completion rates, awarding credit for prior learning is becoming an important strategy to help more learners complete degrees in a timely and cost-effective way. Listen to this webinar to find out more about credit for prior learning – college credit granted for knowledge and skills gained outside the classroom.

February 14, 2019
2018 Year in Review: State Policies Impacting CTE

This webinar from Advance CTE and ACTE unpacks findings from the 2018 Year in Review: State Policies Impacting CTE report. The webinar explores recent trends in state CTE policy and examine how the CTE policy landscape has changed over the past few years. 

December 18, 2018
How to Use Social Media in Your Communications Efforts

Social media is a low-cost way to reach audiences from learners to employers. In this webinar, Advance CTE will highlight effective state and local social media campaigns that make the case for CTE. Additionally, the Maryland State Department of Education will highlight their innovative model to support local school districts in their social media efforts, as well as discuss the nuts and bolts of their own social media strategy and implementation.

November 01, 2018
Insights into the 2019 Excellence in Action Award

Advance CTE's annual Excellence in Action award recognizes and honors superior Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study from across the nation. Want to apply? Listen to this webinar and learn all about the application process from Advance CTE staff. You will also hear from a 2018 award winner, the Building Construction Technology program of study at the Dauphin County Technical School in Pennsylvania. Learn more about what makes an award-winning program and get tips on how to fill out your application directly from an award winner! 

October 10, 2018
Engaging the Media

Engaging and building relationships with the media in your state can be a key component of your communications plan. Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (CTE) has been successful in creating strategies to effectively promote their CTE Programs of Study and learner success stories through local and state media. Paula Bowles, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, will share how to build a media engagement strategy, pitch and write op-eds, and build relationships with the media.

September 20, 2018
The State’s Role in Communicating About CTE

In this webinar, Advance CTE highlights the important role the state plays in communicating effectively about CTE. Idaho Career and Technical Education will discuss how they created a statewide brand, introduced storytelling as a major component of their communications plan, and the tactical strategies they used to better communicate about the value and promise of CTE across all audiences.