Dear Colleagues –
Happy Career and Technical Education (CTE) month! This is an opportune time to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of CTE administrators and practitioners who work tirelessly–each and every day–to prepare our nation’s students for college and career success.
In his fifth State of the Union address, President Obama put heavy emphasis on career and technical education and training, saying, "We’re working to redesign high schools and partner them with colleges and employers that offer the real-world education and hands-on training that can lead directly to a job and career." This is what each of you do every day!
This month, we also celebrate our office’s new name–Office of Career Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). We are delighted that our name now reflects the great strides that have been made across the country to improve career and technical education programs.
This website is a resource and information-sharing portal for Federal, State, and local policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders to join in the CTE transformation! It includes information on current CTE legislation, grants, and accountability data, as well as resources for developing and implementing rigorous, state-of-the-art career and technical education programs. If you do not find what you need, please contact us and let us know how we can be of assistance.
March NSWG Call
March 13, 2014
Office Hours for State Directors
March 31 & April 3, 2014
State Leaders in Agricultural Education Conference Calls
May 8, 2014
Joint Perkins Discretionary Grantee Project Directors' Meeting
May 19 - 20, 2014
Please take a few moments to evaluate the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN). Your feedback will provide important information on how PCRN can be improved.