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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

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.

May 17, 2018
CTE on the Frontier: Lessons and Strategies for Reaching Rural Learners

To help states unpack the challenges and potential approaches to expanding access to quality Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in rural communities, Advance CTE - in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers and Education Strategy Group, through the New Skills for Youth initiative - released a series of briefs titled CTE on the Frontier.

February 20, 2018
Career Advising and Development

Career advising and development is an increasingly prevalent topic in policy conversations but too often only focuses on high school strategies. Students should see a clear line through their education from career awareness to exploration to planning, and this can only occur if strategies and initiatives are aligned across grade levels and policy initiatives.

January 31, 2018
State Policies Impacting CTE: 2017 Year in Review

The national profile of Career Technical Education (CTE) continued to grow in 2017, with nearly every state adopting new policies related to CTE and career readiness. From redesigning accountability systems to expanding apprenticeship opportunities, state leaders are working to connect learners at all levels with seamless pathways to meaningful careers. This webinar from Advance CTE and the Association for Career and Technical Education unpacks findings from the "State Policies Impacting CTE: 2017 Year in Review" report.