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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 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.

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.