Delivering CTE programs in remote, blended and social-distanced environments

This webinar will take a broader, administrator-level look at offering postsecondary CTE programs in remote, blended and socially-distanced learning environments, including how institutions are planning for upcoming courses and the overall repercussions of the pandemic on CTE programs. Topics will include working with other institution leaders to make decisions about blended and socially-distanced models, creative approaches to the delivery of CTE programs in the context of those decisions, evaluating CTE program offerings and related staffing decisions in light of current budget situations and safety concerns, recruiting students in the current environment and utilizing CARES Act funds.

Source: ACTE

Join the DEED CTE Listserv

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department at the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) strives to provide Alaska’s CTE community important information in the most selective and efficient way possible, without overloading your in-boxes. The CTE Coordinator’s Listserv is a tool to communicate with the wider CTE community in Alaska. If you or someone within your organization could benefit from this listserv, please subscribe by visiting http://list.state.ak.us/mailman/listinfo/cte_coordinators.

Source: DEED CTE

Leading students down path to success, ANSEP celebrates 25 years

What started as a scholarship program for one undergraduate student at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1995 now is guiding thousands of middle school students across the state down the path to bachelor’s degrees.

“We’ve got students from southeast, from Kenai area, from Galena, participating in our 12-day residential middle school academy experience, ” Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program regional director Michael Bourdukofsky said. “Today they are testing their balsa wood bridges which they spent the last two days designing and building.”

Friday marked the 25th year ANSEP has provided access to higher quality education for Alaska students. The bridge project, which took about two days for most students, is one of many that teaches students the importance of learning new skills.

Read the full article here.

Source: Leading students down path to success, ANSEP celebrates 25 years

What is NCCER? – Alaska Safety Alliance

What is NCCER?

  • A not-for-profit education foundation created in 1996 as The National Center for Construction Education and Research (dba.NCCER). It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEO’s, associations, and academic leaders who come together to transform training for the construction industry. Twenty-four years ago, NCCER started with just 5 content areas and now twenty-four years later they have developed curricula for more than 70 craft areas and completed a series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 6,000 NCCER-accredited training assessment locations across the United States.
  • NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.
  • NCCER’s workforce development process of accreditation , instructor certification. standardized curriculum, registry, assessment, and certification is a key component in the industry’s workforce development efforts. NCCER also drives multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry, primarily through its Build Your Future initiative. http://www.BYF.org

Read the full blog post here.

Source: What is NCCER? – Alaska Safety Alliance

Testing mettle – Green & Gold News

While the trade industries clamor to attract new talent, recent welding alumna Tia Thompson is already experiencing a hot streak that includes a historic victory at Student Showcase and an exciting new career on the North Slope.

Source: Testing mettle – Green & Gold News