Achieving Inclusive CTE

Achieving Inclusive CTE

The Achieving Inclusive CTE initiative utilizes the Achieving Inclusive CTE Goal-Setting Tool to equip state and local CTE and career pathways leaders to approach program participation, outcomes data and goal setting with an inclusive and representative lens.

About the Initiative

Fully inclusive Career Technical Education (CTE) programs should not just reflect current program representation, but rather the communities where learners will work and build their lives. Advance CTE has developed resources and technical assistance opportunities to equip state and local CTE and career pathways leaders to approach program participation and outcomes data and goal setting with an inclusive and representative lens. 

The Achieving Inclusive CTE Goal-Setting Tool adds a key resource in the data toolbox for state and local CTE and career pathways leaders to assess learner group data in comparison to the broader student population. Using a data tracker and companion manual, leaders can more intentionally plan to recruit, engage and support underrepresented learner groups to increase access to high-quality CTE programs and career pathways.

This resource was produced with the support of the New Skills ready network, launched by JPMorgan Chase in 2020 in partnership with Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group. This initiative bolsters the firm’s efforts to support an inclusive economic recovery, as part of both their $350 million, five-year New Skills at Work initiative to prepare people for the future of work and their new $30 billion commitment to advance racial equity.

About the Initiative

Fully inclusive Career Technical Education (CTE) programs should not just reflect current program representation, but rather the communities where learners will work and build their lives. Advance CTE has developed resources and technical assistance opportunities to equip state and local CTE and career pathways leaders to approach program participation and outcomes data and goal setting with an inclusive and representative lens. 

 

The Achieving Inclusive CTE Goal-Setting Tool adds a key resource in the data toolbox for state and local CTE and career pathways leaders to assess learner group data in comparison to the broader student population. Using a data tracker and companion manual, leaders can more intentionally plan to recruit, engage and support underrepresented learner groups to increase access to high-quality CTE programs and career pathways.

This resource was produced with the support of the New Skills ready network, launched by JPMorgan Chase in 2020 in partnership with Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group. This initiative bolsters the firm’s efforts to support an inclusive economic recovery, as part of both their $350 million, five-year New Skills at Work initiative to prepare people for the future of work and their new $30 billion commitment to advance racial equity.

Impact

To date, six  states — Alabama, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, South Carolina and Utah — have engaged with the goal-setting tool through comprehensive technical assistance, including workshop sessions, individualized coaching and Communities of Practice sessions provided by Advance CTE and ACTE. The technical assistance for the Achieving Inclusive CTE Goal-Setting Tool requires states to engage as teams to ensure the learning is shared outside of workshop and coaching sessions. Of the six states that have engaged in technical assistance for the tool, over 20 individuals were included in the training, support calls and coaching to support the effective use of the tool.


The states that are leveraging the Achieving Inclusive CTE Goal-Setting Tool are identifying ways to maximize data analysis to support existing requirements in their states. Colorado, Indiana and Louisiana are leveraging the tool to support their Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment. Alabama, South Carolina and Utah are leveraging the tool in alignment with their Opportunity Gap Analysis dashboards and using the combined data analysis practice to support adjustments to their Perkins State Plans.

Contact Us

Any questions about this training can be directed to Dr. Kevin Johnson at kjohnson@careertech.org.