This year, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) surveyed Career Technical Education (CTE) State Directors to learn more about CTE-related challenges and successes experienced in their states over the last year. Responses from each state were compiled into a â€œTwo Minute Roundupâ€ document. This resource is intended to spur conversation and connectivity between states that may experience similar accomplishments or difficulties.
Earlier this week at the NASDCTEc Spring Meeting, a Two Minute Round Up panel featured CTE leaders who delved further into their respective stateâ€™s successes and challenges.
Meg Harvey, CTE State Director at the Maine Department of Education, described several CTE initiatives in Maine including the launch of a five year associate degree pilot program. View Megâ€™s powerpoint presentation here.
Kathy Dâ€™Antoni, Assistant State Superintendent of Schools at the West Virginia Department of Education, highlighted her stateâ€™s work on simulated workplaces. She also presented a new online resource called â€œin|site.â€ The website provides hundreds of resources, many that align with West Virginiaâ€™s academic and CTE standards, to help better prepare students for postsecondary education and careers. Kathyâ€™s presentation is available here.
Rita Johnson, Senior Director for Workforce Innovation at the Kansas Board of Regents, discussed the Kansas state legislatureâ€™s plan to enhance the CTE system by providing free college tuition to students for all technical courses in approved programs at various institutions in the state. An overview document of Kansasâ€™ work is available here. Rita has also provided several video clips that promote CTE programs in the state in areas such as welding, nursing, and information technology.
Visit our Spring Meeting Resources webpage to view additional resources.
Kara Herbertson, Research and Policy ManagerÂ