In lieu of our This Week in CTE series, we are providing an overview of resources and information that came out of a stellar CTE month! Thank you to all who participated and advocated for CTE this February.Â
TWEETS OF THE MONTH
@NRAEFÂ Economists say millennials should consider careers in trades: http://n.pr/1xCirYM via @NPR #CTEMonth cc: @CTEWorks @actecareertech
You can also catch up on our Twitter chat with the College & Career Readiness & Success Center here.
ARTICLES OF THE MONTH
What all Educators can Learn from CTE Teachers
Due to new college and career readiness standards, all teachers need to be trained and prepared to integrate learning opportunities into their lessons. CTE teachers are a viable resource, as providing real-world hands on training to their students is integral to their teaching. Teachers can focus on three areas to include technical and employability skills in their education.
College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens do Both
Students in Nashville, TN public schools are encouraged to take at least three Career and Technical Education courses by the time they graduate, often leading them to certifications they can use directly after high school and college credit if they decide to continue their education.
Michigan Awards $50M for Skilled Trades Training
Michigan awarded 18 community colleges $50 million towards equipment and training benefiting an estimated 34,000 graduates.
MEDIA OF THE MONTH
Find out the top 10 metropolitan areas for engineers.
This infographic shows how Ohio is preparing students to be globally competitive.
The American Association of Community Colleges released an infographic on 2015 Community College facts.
EVENTS OF THE MONTH
Students showed their stuff on Capitol Hill for CTE Month
Association for Career and Technical Education hosted a school visit at Montgomery College where we heard from stellar students on how CTE has influenced their education and career goals, along with community partners and educators on what makes their programs of study such a success.
NASDCTEc RESOURCES OF THE MONTH
CTE and Student Achievement Fact Sheet
Get the facts on students who engage in high-quality CTE
In case you missed them, NASDCTEc held two webinars this month. First, we provided an overview of our 2014 State Policy Review, highlighting trends in policy in each state. Second, we took a deep look into Alabama and Kansas to see how they engage employers in CTE.
NASDCTEc YouTube Videos
This month we updated our YouTube channel with eight new videos. Seven are based on the workshops based on the book developed in partnership with the Center for Occupational Research and Development, â€œThe Career Pathways Effect: Linking Education and Economic Prosperity,â€ covering topics aimed at supporting CTE practitioners and leaders in the implementations and improvement of career pathways. The eighthÂ video provides an overview of the development process for the Common Career and Technical Core.
Katie Fitzgerald, Communications AssociateÂ