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CTE in the News: AL CTE State Director Encourages Greater Collaboration to Improve CTE and Workforce Development

Dr. Philip Cleveland, Career Technical Education (CTE) State Director in Alabama, met recently with Walker County, Alabama business and education leaders seeking to improve their CTE and workforce development systems.

Alabama State Representative Bill Roberts invited Cleveland to attend the meeting – a testament to Roberts’ commitment to improving CTE in his district. Cleveland primarily discussed the state’s 21st Century Workforce Act which issues $50 million for Alabama’s public schools to purchase CTE equipment.

Cleveland also encouraged stakeholders to open communication and strengthen collaboration among education institutions and businesses. He urged the groups to improve the area’s CTE system by avoiding duplicative programming and addressing any gaps impeding students and the community.

Read more in an article from the Daily Mountain Eagle.

Has your CTE State Director made the news of recent? We would like to hear your story. Please e-mail kherbertson@careertech.org to share.

Kara Herbertson, Research and Policy Manager

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