Leveraging ESSA, Perkins, and WIOA to Support a College- and Career-Ready Workforce

To ensure that students are ready for tomorrow's workforce, state leaders need to align labor market efforts with the education pipeline to provide students with the academic, technical, and employability skills they need to be successful in the workplace. Aligning the education-to-workforce pipeline can help increase cost-efficiency, promote coherence, and produce better outcomes for students and workers. This webinar will highlight the forthcoming CCRS Center resource, Developing a College- and Career-Ready Workforce: An Analysis of ESSA, Perkins, and WIOA. This resource includes the following:

  • A brief to help state and local agencies identify opportunities to align and leverage policies, programs, and funding across the three laws that support the education-to-workforce pipeline
  • A workbook to facilitate cross-sector conversations to identify and plan for alignment opportunities across ESSA, Perkins, and WIOA
  • An interactive tool that identifies specific language in the laws that address college- and career-readiness topics and help state education agencies and local education agencies find new or greater alignment opportunities in their plans

To complement the discussion of these tools, participants will learn about state examples.

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January NSWG Call

Call Information

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Dial-in information to be sent to registered participants.

Connecting Secondary Students to Apprenticeship Programs

Webinar #2: Overview of Technical Assistance Resources

To enrich our students' high school experiences and secure a path to career and postsecondary success, communities across the country are strengthening the pipeline between career and technical education (CTE) and apprenticeship. This U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) project explored programs that connect CTE students and apprenticeship programs.

On November 20, 2017 at 2-3 pm ET, OCTAE welcomes the release of technical assistance resources to assist state and local leaders in initiating or expanding the alignment between existing CTE and apprenticeship programs based on project findings. Presenters from Vivayic, RTI International, and the Tech Ready Apprentices for Career in Kentucky (TRACK) program will introduce the resources and discuss potential application for CTE and apprenticeship stakeholders.

Speakers:

  • Sharon Lee Miller, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U. S. Department of Education
  • Scott Stump, Vivayic, Inc.
  • Mary Taylor, Kentucky Department of Education
  • Mike Donta, Kentucky Labor Cabinet

Register for Webinar #2

In case you missed it: The first webinar in this series was held in April 2017 to discuss findings from site visits to eight programs that have connected CTE students with apprenticeship programs. The webinar materials and recording, along with the site visit report, can be accessed at:
http://cte.ed.gov/initiatives/potential-of-apprenticeships-in-secondary-education.

Secondary Data Submitted to EdFacts Submission System

Perkins IV requires each state to submit, by December 31st of each year, a Consolidated Annual Report (CAR), which includes narrative responses, financial status reports, and enrollment and performance data on progress in achieving state levels of performance on the core indicators described in Title I of Perkins IV.

Reporting Period: October 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Secondary Data Submitted to EDEN/EdFacts: December 15, 2017

CAR Recorded Training Session (Duration: 46:45)
2017 CAR User Guide (PDF, 4.2 MB)

Access the Perkins Web Portal: https://perkins.ed.gov

Getting Help: For general assistance, contact Sharon Head at Sharon.Head@ed.gov. For technical assistance, contact perkins-help@rti.org.

Secretary's Proposed Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs - Comment Period Ends

On October 12, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released the Secretary's proposed priorities for competitive grant programs and launched a 30-day public comment period. Once the Department considers the comments received and issues the Secretary’s final priorities, the Secretary may choose to use one or more of them in competitions for new discretionary grant awards this year and in future years. These priorities align with the vision set forth by the Secretary in support of high-quality educational opportunities for students of all ages.

The proposed priorities are:

  • Empowering Families to Choose a High-Quality Education that Meets Their Child’s Unique Needs
  • Promoting Innovation and Efficiency, Streamlining Education with an Increased Focus on Improving Student Outcomes, and Providing Increased Value to Students and Taxpayers
  • Fostering Flexible and Affordable Paths to Obtaining Knowledge and Skills
  • Fostering Knowledge and Promoting the Development of Skills that Prepare Students to be Informed, Thoughtful, and Productive Individuals and Citizens
  • Meeting the Unique Needs of Students And Children, including those with Disabilities and/or with Unique Gifts and Talents
  • Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education, With a Particular Focus on Computer Science
  • Promoting Literacy
  • Promoting Effective Instruction in Classrooms and Schools
  • Promoting Economic Opportunity
  • Encouraging Improved School Climate and Safer and More Respectful Interactions in a Positive and Safe Educational Environment
  • Ensuring that Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families Have Access to High-Quality Educational Choices

For more information about the Secretary’s priorities, including the rationale for each, and to submit comments, please see the posting in the Federal Register at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/12/2017-22127/proposed-supplemental-priorities-and-definitions-for-discretionary-grant-programs.

The closing date for comments is November 13, 2017.

New CTE State Directors' Orientation

Date: November 8, 2017
Time: 1 PM - 5 PM ET

Registration is now open for the New CTE State Directors’ Orientation. This virtual training via webcast will provide an overview of DATE’s annual activities and requirements, including the Perkins grant award cycle, State Plan Review and Submission Process, and the Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) process. It will also address Perkins IV non-regulatory guidance, Uniform Guidance, Monitoring, Impact of Single Audits and a Perkins Reauthorization Update.

 

Revised FY 2017 Budgets Due

Revised FY 2017 budgets are due on November 17, 2017, per the September 21, 2017 Program Memo from OCTAE.

Access the Perkins Web Portal: https://perkins.ed.gov

Getting Help: For general assistance, contact Denise Garland at Denise.Garland@ed.gov. For technical assistance, contact perkins-help@rti.org.

2017 CTE Technical Assistance Initiative: Resources and Supports

September 21, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), the Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) will present a webinar on customized technical assistance provided for states. In this webinar, members of OCTAE will provide information on the technical assistance to states application process and resources, and former state TA recipients will showcase their experiences.

Education-Based Economic Development: The Role of Community Colleges and Career and Technical Education in Shaping Regional Workforces

Monday, September 18, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

How can community colleges help to stimulate economic development in their regions? What role does career and technical education play in this process? During the webinar, the leaders of Advanced Minnesota will describe their initiative and discuss how their lessons learned can be applied in rural and urban college settings. This event is part of the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education's Technical Assistance for Minority Serving Community Colleges initiative.

Featured Speakers:

Trent Janezich
Senior Project Lead, Comprehensive Workplace Solutions;
Executive Director, Advanced Minnesota Northeast Higher Education District

William D. Maki
President, Minnesota Northeast Higher Education District

Randy Smith
President, Rural Community College Alliance

September NSWG Call

Call Information

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Dial-in information to be sent to registered participants.

CAR Reporting Ends

Perkins IV requires each state to submit, by December 31st of each year, a Consolidated Annual Report (CAR), which includes narrative responses, financial status reports, and enrollment and performance data on progress in achieving state levels of performance on the core indicators described in Title I of Perkins IV.

Reporting Period: October 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Secondary Data Submitted to EDEN/EdFacts: December 15, 2017

CAR Recorded Training Session (Duration: 46:45)
2017 CAR User Guide (PDF, 4.2 MB)

Access the Perkins Web Portal: https://perkins.ed.gov

Getting Help: For general assistance, contact Sharon Head at Sharon.Head@ed.gov. For technical assistance, contact perkins-help@rti.org.

CAR Reporting Begins

Perkins IV requires each state to submit, by December 31st of each year, a Consolidated Annual Report (CAR), which includes narrative responses, financial status reports, and enrollment and performance data on progress in achieving state levels of performance on the core indicators described in Title I of Perkins IV.

Reporting Period: October 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Secondary Data Submitted to EDEN/EdFacts: December 15, 2017

CAR Recorded Training Session (Duration: 46:45)
2017 CAR User Guide (PDF, 4.2 MB)

Access the Perkins Web Portal: https://perkins.ed.gov

Getting Help: For general assistance, contact Sharon Head at Sharon.Head@ed.gov. For technical assistance, contact perkins-help@rti.org.

CAR Training Session #2

The Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) will be hosting a CAR training on Wednesday, September 27 at 1:00PM ET. This training session is designed to support you and your team in the submission of the 2017 Consolidated Annual Report (CAR).

Webinar Connection Information

Audio
Phone Number: 1-866-740-1260
Participant Access Code: 8494942

Web Presentation
URL: www.readytalk.com
Participant Access Code: 8494942

CAR Recorded Training Session (Duration: 46:45)

CAR Training Session #1

The Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) will be hosting a CAR training on Monday, September 25 at 10:00AM ET. This training session is designed to support you and your team in the submission of the 2017 Consolidated Annual Report (CAR).

Webinar Connection Information

Audio
Phone Number: 1-866-740-1260
Participant Access Code: 8494942

Web Presentation
URL: www.readytalk.com
Participant Access Code: 8494942

CAR Recorded Training Session (Duration: 46:45)

2017 Data Quality Institute

Cross-state Collaboration to Improve CTE Performance Accountability

Registration is now open! The annual Data Quality Institute (DQI), hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Academic and Technical Education, will be held on November 16-17, 2017, at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland.

The DQI is designed to help states leverage data to assess and share information on career and technical education (CTE) student and program outcomes. Federal expectations for state reporting on CTE student and program performance are anticipated to be modified and extended with the imminent reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV). Accordingly, the theme of the 2017 DQI—Cross-state Collaboration to Improve CTE Performance Accountability—will be on sharing promising practices to support states in refining their CTE data systems.

More details on the event, including the link to register, can be found on the DQI webpage: http://cte.ed.gov/accountability/data-quality-institute.

High School CTE Pre-Application Webinar

A pre-application webinar for all interested grant applicants will be held on June 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST. Registration is required for the event– please register at the WebEx URL below.

WebEx Link and Dial-in

All sound and video can be accessed through the web link, but if you have technical difficulties, you can access the audio using the following dial-in information:

  • Dial-in: (240) 454-0879
  • Event number / access code: 662 864 634

The webinar will be broadcast via WebEx and requires you to download the WebEx plug-in. Please note that the plug-in will not install if your browser has high security settings or you do not have administrative rights. For your reference, the full WebEx system requirements are available here.

Revised FY17 Budgets Due

Revised FY 2017 budgets are due on June 15, 2017, per the May 31, 2017 Program Memo from OCTAE.

Access the Perkins Web Portal: https://perkins.ed.gov

Getting Help: For general assistance, contact Denise Garland at Denise.Garland@ed.gov. For technical assistance, contact perkins-help@rti.org.

 

Promoting Community College Student Success: Using Research-Based K-12 Strategies to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Date: May 31, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is pleased to host the fourth event in the Technical Assistance for Minority serving Community Colleges initiative webinar series. We invite you to join postsecondary faculty and staff from across the country on May 31 for a discussion of adapting research-based K-12 strategies to promote learning and student retention in community colleges.

OER Resources for Career, Technical, and Adult Education: Introducing SkillsCommons

April 27, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

SkillsCommons is an online library containing free and open learning and program support for job-driven workforce development. The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education invites you to join SkillsCommons Associate Director Dr. Rick Lumadue as he discusses the important open educational resources SkillsCommons has to offer and how to access and reuse them.

Click here to register »

LIVE Webinar Series Invitation: Connecting Secondary Students to Apprenticeship Programs

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

OCTAE welcomes a discussion of lessons learned from site visits to eight CTE and apprenticeship programs.

Speakers:

  • Sharon Miller, Division of Academic and Technical Education, OCTAE
  • Kate Kreamer and Andrea Zimmermann, Advance CTE
  • Tony Trapp and Jason Haak, Upper Valley Career Center, Ohio
  • Mitchell Harp and Melissa Stowasser, Trident Technical College, South Carolina

Click here to register »

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Welcome to the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network!

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) has redesigned the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network to enhance its usability for education professionals.

We welcome feedback about this website. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions about how the organization of the information found here can be improved even more, please send an email to perkins-help@rti.org.

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