As 2016 draws to a close, we want to take the time to highlight all of the excellent blogs that our partners have created since we debuted this page several months ago. We have thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with our contacts to develop content that discusses the in-depth, excellent partnerships between industry and education that are currently strengthening career and technical education nationwide.
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Workers in the woodworking and furnishings supply industry are rapidly retiring from jobs as machine operators, technicians, engineers, and sales professionals, and businesses are looking to internship programs to train students to the fill the gap?
Blog: “The Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS) Discusses Efforts to Address the Skills Gap”
63 percent of sign manufacturers say attracting skilled workers is the number one issue impacting their business, and the International Sign Association (ISA) has partnered with NOCTI to create digital badges that show employers which employees have the skills they are looking for?
“Sign, Graphics and Visual Communication Industries Offer Great Careers”
The hospitality field could add up to 3.3 million jobs by 2021, and more than 50 percent of all hotel general managers and c-suite executives began their careers in hourly, entry-level positions?
“AHLEI Reports on the Hospitality Industry”
The Department of Defense has redesigned the ASVAB Career Exploration Program, which has helped millions of students explore careers and provided them with information about the specific education, skills, and training they need to achieve their goals?
“DoD launches redesigned ASVAB Career Exploration Program”
The U.S. Army offers over 200 specialized careers, which give recruits opportunities not only to defend the nation against cyberattacks, provide medical care, and repair vital technology, but also to gain skills that will be useful if they enter civilian careers?
“High-Demand CTE careers in the U.S. Army”
Master Builders of Iowa has launched a career information website and construction week to make parents and educators aware of career opportunities in construction, and hopes to strengthen its relationship with the education community to further increase awareness?
“Are Your Students Prepared?”
Technological advances are creating a more efficient, flexible, and lucrative manufacturing system, but students are frequently not learning the interdisciplinary competencies that would help them succeed in this new environment?
“Advanced Manufacturing is not a Second-Rate Career”
The Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE, and JP Morgan have partnered to distribute over $20 million in grants to help states implement their career readiness plans?
“Career Readiness: A National Agenda”
The Oceans of Data Institute has created a free Profile of the Data Practitioner to inform schools of the specific skills, behaviors, and areas of expertise in which data analysts need to be proficient?
“What does the Data/Big Data Practitioner need to know and be able to do?”
Whether you’ve been a loyal reader for the last several months, visited this page to read a specific blog from a company or organization with which you have a connection, or simply found this page through your search for knowledge about CTE, we appreciate the time you have given us and your interest in education-industry partnerships and the ways in which they can help build an educational system that prepares students for the careers of today and the future. We hope you will keep reading our weekly entries in 2017!