The Coalition for a College- and Career-Ready America
Invites You to AttendÂ a Webinar on
The Role of Career and Technical Education in Preparing Students to Compete in the
Thursday, May 31, 2012
2:00 p.m. â€“ 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Brenda Dann-Messier, EdD, Assistant Secretary, Office of Vocational and Adult Education,Â U.S. Department of Education
Kimberly Green, Executive Director,Â National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Sydney Rogers, Executive Director,Â Alignment Nashville
Bob Wise, President,Â Alliance for Excellent Education
Todayâ€™s global economy demands a better-educated and more highly-skilled workforce. In communities across the country, career and technical education (CTE) programs are making a difference in meeting that demand by engaging students in authentic learning with real-world application, preparing them for further study and a career, and helping to fill jobs. Yet too many CTE programs are not results driven and lack the relevance and rigor students need to prepare for lifelong learning and a successful career.
In April 2012, the Obama administration released aÂ blueprintÂ for reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, which is the largest federal program targeted to high schools. The proposal calls for a transformation of CTE around four core principles: effective alignment between CTE programs and labor market needs; collaboration among secondary schools, institutions of higher education, employers, and industry partners to improve the quality of programming; accountability for improving academic outcomes; and systemic reform of state policy to support innovation at the local level.
Join the Coalition for a College- and Career-Ready America onÂ Thursday,Â May 31, fromÂ 2:00Â p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET)Â for a webinar featuring CTE and other education experts who will discuss the proposed blueprint, the appropriate role of federal policy in supporting high-quality CTE and what it takesâ€”at the local levelâ€”to create programs that expand opportunity for students to be successful in college and a career while also strengthening the nationâ€™s economy. Webinar panelists will also address questions submitted by viewers from across the country.
Register and submit questions for the webinar online atÂ http://media.all4ed.org/registration-may-31-2012.
Please direct questions concerning the webinar toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available athttp://www.collegeandcareerreadyamerica.org/Â usually one or two days after the event airs.