The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's CTE Team recently released an updated infographic showing various aspects of CTE students in Alaska high schools in the 2015-2016 school year and with some four-year trends. The summary shows, among other things, that about a third of Alaska's students took at least one CTE class while in high school and that CTE concentrators have a 94% graduation rate and are 21% more likely to graduate than non-CTE concentrators. For a PDF of the infographic and table shown below, visit this link.
Thirty-one U.S. Senators co-sponsored a resolution in support of Career and Technical Education. The resolution states that the Senate has designated February 2017 as CTE Month, and it honors the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act of 1917.
The resolution speaks to CTE as a workforce development strategy that includes training in employability skills along with the academic and technical knowledge and skills that are required for well-paying careers in high-demand occupations. It also encourages counselors and other educators to promote CTE as an option for students.
Visit this link for the entire resolution in PDF.
Join workforce, economic development, and education professionals from across the state at the third Alaska Can Conference, sponsored by the Alaska Postsecondary Access and Completion Network - 65 by 2025!
Governor Walker has announced the Alaska Education Challenge to work on closing our state's student achievement gaps and increasing our graduation rate.
As part of the challenge, all Alaskans are invited to weigh in our education system by participating in public meetings and responding to an online survey.
To take the survey, follow this link.
For more information on this initiative, visit the Governor's website at https://gov.alaska.gov/administration-focus/alaskas-education-challenge/.
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