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Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2020
Ensuring that young people have access to high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) programs is vital to preparing them for future employment. Yet, youth and young adults in the justice system historically have been left behind in states' and localities' efforts to improve workforce development and employment outcomes. In an economy that is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Youth, Young Adults, Access to Education
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2020
The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) places a strong emphasis on the alignment of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study with state, regional and local economies. Specifically, the legislation requires Perkins-funded programs to prepare students for "high-skill, high-wage, or…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Alignment (Education), Labor Market, Skilled Occupations
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2020
In a rapidly changing world, it is more important than ever for learners of all ages to develop the skills and experiences necessary to succeed in high-wage, high-skilled and high-demand careers of their choosing. Career Technical Education (CTE) is working with every state to help learners succeed, while also providing employers with skilled and…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Vocational Education, Statewide Planning, Audience Awareness
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2020
In a rapidly changing world, it is more important than ever for learners of all ages to develop the skills and experiences necessary to succeed in high-wage, high-skilled and high-demand careers of their choosing. Career Technical Education (CTE) is working with every state to help learners succeed, while also providing employers with skilled and…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Audience Analysis, Vocational Education, Family Attitudes
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2020
In a rapidly changing world, it is more important than ever for learners of all ages to develop the skills and experiences necessary to succeed in high-wage, high-skilled and high-demand careers of their choosing. Career Technical Education (CTE) is working with every state to help learners succeed, while also providing employers with skilled and…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Vocational Education, Communication Strategies, Audience Awareness
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2020
The middle grades have become the agreed upon starting point for high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, as this represents a critical time for students making important decisions that may have a lasting impact on their careers. However, there lacks a common view among state and local leaders on what makes up a high-quality middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Vocational Education, Career Exploration, Job Skills
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2020
In March 2020, Advance CTE and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) convened a Shared Solutions Workgroup of state and national experts to explore strategies for effective Career Technical Education (CTE) data reporting and communication. Over a series of meetings, the workgroup co-designed a set of tools and resources to help…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Information Dissemination, Communication Strategies, Audiences
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2020
The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) pushes states to improve the public accessibility of Career Technical Education (CTE) data. According to the law, state agencies, as well as local recipients, must share data on the performance of all CTE students, and subgroups of learners, and make this…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Data Collection
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2020
Intentional and early collaboration between state and local leaders and state coordinators for homeless education is vital to developing solutions that ensure success in Career Technical Education (CTE) programs for learners experiencing homelessness. As many states anticipate the growing rates of homelessness to continue in the coming years, the…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Access to Education, Equal Education, At Risk Students
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2020
In summer 2018, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law, which provided states the opportunity to reflect, engage with a wide array of stakeholders and partners, reaffirm key priorities and commitments, and identify new opportunities to support learners and their industry partners.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Vocational Education, Statewide Planning
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2020
One of the biggest challenges that states and local intermediaries face in setting up and scaling high-quality youth apprenticeships is gathering relevant, accurate and actionable data. High-quality data is an essential ingredient for a strong youth apprenticeship program because it equips state and local leaders to evaluate impact, monitor…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Youth Programs, Apprenticeships, Data Collection
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2019
Historically, Career Technical Education (CTE)--once called vocational education--was an alternative educational option for learners who were considered non-college bound. As a result, a disproportionate number of low-income learners, learners of color, learners with disabilities, female learners and other historically marginalized populations…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education, Equal Education
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2019
For 21st century workers, success is rapidly being redefined. A high school education is no longer sufficient for high-wage employment, and the path to a postsecondary credential of value can be a convoluted one. Each transition -- from secondary to postsecondary education, from postsecondary education to the workforce, or from adult basic…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Leadership Responsibility, Access to Education, Barriers
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2019
From 2016 through 2019, 10 states strengthened their career readiness systems through the New Skills for Youth initiative (NSFY), a $75 million national investment by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to enhance state efforts to increase the number of learners across the country who are prepared for success in both college and career. As part of this…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, State Programs, Vocational Education, Equal Education
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2019
Youth apprenticeship programs can give students access to valuable work-based learning experiences that provide insights into how their interest can connect to education and the workforce. Although these programs are often beneficial for participants, there is little data to show the programmatic landscape and impact. There are many challenges…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Apprenticeships, Accountability, Data Collection
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