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CTE in the News: Philadelphia Commission Approves Plan to Boost CTE Across District

Friday, January 18th, 2013

A Philadelphia School Reform Commission this week approved a five-year plan to improve Career Technical Education (CTE) throughout the School District of Philadelphia by increasing access for students, opening a new state-of the-art CTE school, providing a district-wide curriculum for CTE, among other tactics, according to a Philadelphia Public Schools publication.

The intent of the plan is to increase the number of students who take CTE courses from 6,000 to 12,000 by 2017, guide students on a path to graduating with an industry credential and create new certification area, the publication noted.  Further, 30 new CTE programs in areas such as veterinary and pharmacy certifications, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology and renewable energy would be added.  However, the report notes that no specifics have been made on how the plan would be funded.

The plan can be found here: http://thenotebook.org/sites/default/files/CTE%20_SRC.pdf.

Erin Uy, Communications & Marketing Manager

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CTE in the News: NY Education Commission Calls for Expansion of CTE

Friday, January 11th, 2013

The New NY Education Reform Commission recently released recommendations for an initial Action Plan to improve student achievement in the state. Among the nine preliminary recommendations included in the report was a proposal to expand Career Technical Education (CTE) in order to bridge the gap from high school to college.

“New York should leverage existing resources and public-private support to establish high tech Career  and Technical Education programs in every region.,” according to the report, which was written by the 25-member commission. New York business owners reported to the commission on the significant gap in workforce preparation in schools and on their own readiness to collaborate with the schools to better prepare and serve students.

“Expanded, high quality Career and Technical Education programs will improve graduation rates, better prepare students for successful careers, and strengthen the State’s economy by supplying New York businesses with the highly-skilled workers they need for current and future job opportunities by providing students with meaningful internships and apprenticeships to develop their professional skills and interests.”

The commission is expected to convene in the fall to expand on the recommendations.

Erin Uy, Communications and Marketing Manager

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