Greetings from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (otherwise known as NAPE)!
NAPE is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations that uses professional development, technical assistance, research and evaluation, and advocacy to build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity. NAPE has long worked to increase equity in career and technical education.
I’m excited to be a part of the Advancing Equity in CTE community of practice here on the LINCS site, and I’m pleased to post a link to an archived webinar from June 2017 (made possible through REL Northwest) focusing on access to CTE and STEM programs for students from underrepresented populations. The presentation describes NAPE’s PIPE™ as a framework for continuous improvement focused on access & equity; it explores the power of “micromessages” and their effects on students’ perceptions of career pathways. It also identifies effective strategies to increase access and success for students from groups historically underrepresented in high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand STEM career pathways through CTE, especially Native American students.
Click on Archived webinars and scroll down to June 2017
You can also find an article I wrote about PIPE and exciting outcomes from our work in Oregon at https://www.napequity.org/professional-development/institutions/
I hope that these are helpful resources, and I welcome your reactions and comments.