Dear Colleagues –
Happy New Year!
July 1, 2014, marks the beginning of year eight under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV). Even as we await Perkins reauthorization, this year promises to be filled with exciting new and continuing initiatives to support and strengthen career and technical education programs across the country. Among our plans, in addition to the recently-announced "CTE Makeover Challenge," are projects in the areas of career pathways, equity, career guidance and counseling, employability skills, and work-based learning. Stay tuned to PCRN for further details as our plans unfold!
This month also marks the long-awaited passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. A link to OCTAE blog announcing the passage of the bill, along with the bill language are posted to the right of this page under What's New. We will keep you abreast of the implications for career and technical education as the Departments of Labor and Education initiate the transition process.
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
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