Magazine article Techniques

Changes under Way

Magazine article Techniques

Changes under Way

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THESE ARE INTERESTING AND EXCITING times for career and technical education (CTE). The ongoing (and increasingly loud) dialogue about the need for job training to fill the skill gaps, the evolving workplace needs, and the need for education reform have provided the CTE profession with an unequalled opportunity to reinfbrce the value of career and technical education programs in helping to Cultivate an educated, prepared and competitive workforce.

As the environment in which career and technical education exists changes, so must the conversation. CIE continues to evolve in its ability to provide the rigor, relevance and relationships now being touted as the foundation for education at the secondary and poslsecondary levels. Efforts such as Programs of Study, career academies, apprenticeships, work-based learning and alignment with market data have contributed to the increasingly positive perception of CTE. At the same time, the profession has integrated its vision, language and curricula with the broader education platform.

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We need to continue talking about the future and the impact career and technical education can have on giving every individual in this country a choice. We need to change the message of our conversations, focusing on the individual's potential over a lifetime and not on funding streams and types of institutions. We need to talk about how CTE is about economic development and homeland security.

Our conversations need to include every professional in the GTE field. …

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