This Week in CTE

We have compiled a list of highlights in Career Technical Education (CTE) from this week to share with you.

Expression of Gratitude of the Week

Dakota High School Medical Academy in Michigan have not let canceled clinical hours bring them down. Instead, the students have expressed their gratitude by making a video and sharing with the essential workers of Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. Read the article here, published by Macomb Daily.

Tweet of the Week

April was Second Chance Month, and many organizations advocated for policies and programs that allow for the education of incarcerated individuals and the preparation of future career success. Prison Fellowship Advocacy hosted a Twitter chat this week where the conversation of Pell grants surfaced. View Advance CTE’s recommendations for ensuring Pell grant eligibility inside prisons.

CTSO of the Week

DECA took to social media in lieu of their international career development conference. Follow the hashtag #DECAICDC on Twitter for submissions from the week including how DECA incorporated their national officer campaign, the parade of chartered associations and the annual ICDC concert.

Resource of The Week 

Advance CTE is continuing to develop resources to help states navigate CTE during the current pandemic. This week. we released a new fact sheet on distance learning in rural communities. View and share this resource to help state leaders rethink how to provide high-quality CTE with limited social contact when access limitations are a barrier.

Legislative Update of the Week

Today, the House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) relief package that includes significant investments to help Americans secure the education and training they need to get back to work. The bill includes $3 billion for CTE, including $1 billion through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), and $2 billion for community college and industry partnerships. Read more on the proposal and stay informed by following our legislative updates.

Student CTE Story of the Week

April is National Welding Month. This week we heard from a CTE student in Wisconsin, describing how internships and apprenticeships with local businesses have shaped her career path and why she is never looking back on her decision to become a welder. Read the article here, published by Milwaukee Magazine.


Brittany Cannady, Digital Media Associate

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