Learning from the U.S. Department of Education's Literacy Information and Communication System
Breakout Session #6 in Robertson
LINCS, or the Literacy Information and Communication System, is an online learning portal from the U.S. Department of Education's, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. LINCS serves adult educators, program managers, state policy makers, industry partners, and volunteers, in addressing the needs of adult learners, and their communities.
The ACTE Excellence Awards recognize excellence and dedication within the field of career and technical education among ACTE members. Recipients of these awards are exceptional individuals who have contributed to the success of CTE through the quality of their work and their involvement in the CTE community. Candidates and winners are recognized at three levels: state, regional, and national.
The national profile of Career Technical Education (CTE) continued to grow in 2017, with nearly every state adopting new policies related to CTE and career readiness. From redesigning accountability systems to expanding apprenticeship opportunities, state leaders are working to connect learners at all levels with seamless pathways to meaningful careers.
The Association for Career and Technical Education’s (ACTE) High-Quality CTE Program of Study Framework pilot was just released, as part of ACTE’s High-quality CTE Initiative. This phase of the initiative is a pilot test of the Framework’s validity and utility when used in program self-evaluation, and needs those working across CTE to participate.
Women in the Workplace 2017 is a comprehensive study of the state of women at all levels of corporate America. This research is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to give organizations the information they need to promote women’s leadership and foster gender equality.
The U.S Office of Personnel Management is offering two free webinarsfor Career Services professionals at colleges and universities in 2017. These sessions will give practical direction and guidance on Federal hiring and related topics that you can share with your students and alumni. These sessions are not intended for studentsbut rather for Career Services professionals.
Career Pathways: A Roadmap for Innovation and Integration
Please join us for our next live training exploring Career Pathways as a roadmap for innovation and integration, featuring speakers from Rehabilitation Services Administration,Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) at the American Institutes for Research, and WINTAC. Plus, a panel of Vocational Rehabilitation representatives on Career Pathways projects that can be replicated in other areas. The event is a joint effort of WINTAC and KTDRR.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released the names of the negotiators who will be tasked with rewriting the federal gainful employment regulation. In June, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made the announcement that the department would engage in negotiated rulemaking on the issue. The negotiators were selected from among educators, business and industry groups, consumer advocates, and accreditors.
The SNAP E&T Advocates Guide (Guide) was produced by Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) with support from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Guide is a playbook for advocates that seeks to provide them insight and ideas for their efforts to move States to take steps to develop and expand skills-based Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) in their States that effectively helps SNAP participants advance to self-sufficiency.