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CTE in the News: W.Va. developing CTE courses to meet energy industry demands

Friday, October 5th, 2012

West Virginia education and industry leaders are collaborating to develop CTE courses in advanced energy, power and engineered systems in order to prepare students for high-demand jobs, according to an Associated Press article in The Republic.

The state Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Innovation is leading the work, which is aimed to meet workforce demands for the growing energy industry, the article said.

American Electric Power engineers have worked with the state since the project’s inception last year. The company is working with faculty from Marshall University, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College, and also oil and gas industry representatives.

West Virginia is one of 12 states the Southern Regional Education Board selected to tackle the “Preparation for Tomorrow” curriculum for career technical centers. Each state must develop four standards-based, high-demand career technical courses that are aligned to the state’s economic needs and opportunities.

Erin Uy, Communications and Marketing Manager

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CTE in the News: California Invests in CTE Programs to Train Students for Energy Industry

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

California is investing $3.2 million in a project that integrates academic and Career Technical Education, business partnerships and internships with the intent of grooming students to work in jobs in the clean technology and renewable energy industry, according to The Epoch Times.

The California Department of Education and the California Energy Commission has teamed up to offer Clean Energy and Technology Academies. The program, which is structured similarly to the state’s California Partnership Academies, is a three-year program for students grades 10 -12 in which students gain a balance of academics, real-world-learning and technical skills training so they can succeed in the energy industry specifically, the article said.

To date, 48,000 students are enrolled in the program, which reaches 21 schools across the state.  Academies will be eligible for the new funding in installments, pending their ability to demonstrate that they offer courses and educational experiences that meet set academic and industry-specific requirements intended to ensure the academies are preparing students to truly succeed in the energy industry.

Erin Uy, Communications & Marketing Manager 

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