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 National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has announced a new technical assistance project, "Occupational Licensing: Assessing State Policy and Practice" to enable state policymakers to improve their understanding of occupational licensure issues and best practices; identify current policies that create unnecessary barriers to labor market entry, and create an action plan that focuses on removing barriers, and improving portability and reciprocity for select occupations.
It can be overwhelming to “start” a career pathways system and get lost in the initial development of the program, but for career pathways to truly succeed one must give thought to how we will sustain it beyond the initial start-up phase. It takes funding, policy and continuous professional development to do so. Funding and return-on-investment is critical for long time success.
Submitted by Michelle Carson on December 12, 2012 - 8:23am
P2P Toolkit Post:
OVAE’s Policy to Performance project recently released a valuable new toolkit, which can be accessed for free in the LINCS Resource Collection. The Policy to Performance Toolkit is a federally funded, high-quality resource that offers guidance and tools for developing policies and practices that support effective adult basic education transition systems, including: