Five states— Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Oregon— have been chosen through a competitive application process to participate in Advancing Career and Technical Education (CTE) in State and Local Career Pathways System, a three-year project managed by Jobs for the Future through a contract with OCTAE. Technical assistance has been provided to assist these states in building their capacity to integrate CTE Programs of Study (POS) into their broader career pathways system development efforts. Participating states have worked with a coach and subject matter experts to help them develop and implement their action plan and achieve their goals. In addition, the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) invested funds to support activities that focus on Transportation Career Pathways.
The Departments of Education, Transportation, and Labor have worked closely to project future employment, skills, skills gaps, and training needs within the transportation industry and its subsectors over the next 10 years.
The six transportation subsectors examined are:
Data across the six modal subsectors reveal the following strong workforce trends:
A fact sheet and full report are available below.
Strengthening Skills Training and Career Pathways across the Transportation Industry: Fact Sheet (PDF, 540 KB)
Strengthening Skills Training and Career Pathways across the Transportation Industry: Full Report (PDF, 4.36 MB)
July 20, 2015
We're excited to present the recording and presentation slides from July's Advancing CTE Virtual Meeting. You can find a recording of the virtual event at: https://vimeo.com/134222631.
Thanks to those of you who joined; we think it was a great experience!
Presenters at this session discussed OCTAE’s recent three-year initiative to assist states in the integration of CTE programs of study with state and local career pathway systems. State leaders from Colorado, Kansas, and Minnesota shared resources developed during the project, with a particular emphasis on employer engagement strategies. The Transportation Learning Center provided additional information and resources to assist in the development of Career Pathways in transportation.
Robin Utz, Branch Chief, College and Career Transitions, Division of Academic and Technical Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Xinge Wang, Deputy Director, Transportation Learning Center
Cindy LeCoq, Assistant Provost for CTE, Colorado Community College System
Connie Beene, Director of Federal Initiatives for Technical Education, Kansas Board of Regents
Debra Hsu, Associate CTE Director, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Director for Workforce Policy
Jobs for the Future