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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 17, 2018
Leveraging ESSA's Momentum to Advance Career Readiness

The Every Student The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) marked a watershed moment for career readiness, with 49 states including at least one strategy in their ESSA plans to support career preparation in high school. Of those, 35 states included a measure of career readiness in their federal accountability systems. That said, many states left opportunities on the table, falling short of fully leveraging all that ESSA has to offer.This webinar will unpack the findings from Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group's full analysis of ESSA state plans and explore trends across all states.

October 24, 2017
Insights into the Excellence in Action Award

Hear more about the application process and from two past award winners. 

September 07, 2017
How to Sell CTE to Parents & Students: States Share Lessons Learned

In the spring, Advance CTE released The Value and Promise of CTE: Results from a National Survey of Parents and Students, exploring motivations and barriers for students and their parents to consider CTE as an option for their education. Additionally, the report detailed how state and local leaders can better communicate about CTE with these critical audiences. Four states piloted the research findings and messages through a series of on site and virtual recruitment activities. Hear from New Jersey and Maryland on how they used the research in their communications strategies.

July 20, 2017
Connecting ESSA to Your State's Vision for Career Readiness

This spring, sixteen states and D.C. submitted plans to the U.S. Department of Education describing their strategies to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The remaining 34 states will submit their plans in September.

May 16, 2017
The Value and Promise of CTE: Results from a National Survey of Parents and Students

Advance CTE walks through recent findings from the report, The Value and Promise of CTE, while diving into how to use the research in your own work. 

April 26, 2017
Connecting Secondary Students to Apprenticeship Programs

A discussion of lessons learned from site visits to eight CTE and apprenticeship programs. 

January 25, 2017
State Policies Impacting CTE: 2016 Year in Review

This webinar will include the key findings of the annual State Policies Impacting CTE Year in Review report, a joint publication between Advance CTE and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). The report highlights state legislation, board rules and executive actions impacting CTE across the states. The speakers will discuss trends from 2013 to 2016 and forecast priorities for 2017. You will also hear about the advancements in Idaho. 

January 09, 2017
State of Career Technical Education: Increasing Access to Industry Experts in the Classroom

As interest in Career Technical Education (CTE) continues to increase, the need for experts qualified to help ensure students gain the real-world experiences they need for success increases as well. Individuals with industry expertise provide a perspective to students that traditional academic teachers may be unable to do, and can also help students explore and connect with particular career opportunities.

November 15, 2016
A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE: An Update on Putting Learner Success Firste Apprenticeship Carolina Model

In May, seven national organizations came together to support Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE, establishing a bold vision for all of education. The vision calls for a systemic revitalization of the education system and identifies Career Technical Education's (CTE) strengths and role in this transformation.

January 21, 2016
2015 Year in Review: State Policies Impacting CTE

Advance CTE and ACTE took a look back at the state CTE policy trends from 2015. This webinar unpacked the findings of our third annual report, “2015 Year in Review: State Policies Impacting CTE,” which can be found here. Featured speakers include: