Dear Colleagues –
We are pleased to share the July 2014 report from the Vice President’s task force on job-driven training, which includes federal and private sector actions to improve our federal workforce development system. See http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/skills_report.pdf. As a first follow-up to this report, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell issued a letter to each Governor on July 24 encouraging them to take action to make their education and training programs more demand-driven. See letter under What’s New.
As a next step, on July 30, the Department of Education issued a letter to State CTE directors, detailing how, in collaboration with our partner agencies, we will take several steps to make our programs more job driven. This letter is also provided under What’s New.
We look forward to your support in these efforts and ask that you proactively reach out to your State and local agency partners to consider ways to make your training and education programs more demand-driven.
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.
State Leaders in Agricultural Education Conference Calls
September 4 & 9, 2014
Rigorous Programs of Study Project Directors' Meeting
September 8 - 9, 2014
September NSWG Call
September 11, 2014
Office Hours for State Directors
October 20, 2014
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