Dual enrollment programs provide access to college-level courses to high school students prior to graduation, often helping students become more successful in high school and easing their path to college. Between 2008 and 2017, University of Alaska (UA) dual enrollment programs experienced an 85 percent increase in student enrollment and, among those who graduated from high school, 41 percent went on to attend a UA institution within a year.
The new report, Dual Enrollment in Alaska: A 10-year retrospective and outcome analysis, by Dayna DeFeo, director of ISER’s Center for Alaska Education Policy Research, and Trang Tran, ISER Research Professional, looks at 10 years of UA enrollment records for dual enrollment (DE) offerings and includes 15,473 students who attended Alaska public neighborhood schools. The study provides an overview of dual enrollment – including types of programs, participation, and performance – and highlights opportunities to build on the current successes.
Advance CTE’s newest video provides an overview of how Career Technical Education (CTE) prepares learners for their futures while closing the skills gap for employers across the country. Use this video with critical stakeholders to continue to combat false perceptions of what CTE is and who it is for. This video is designed to help you make the case for CTE in your community and demonstrate the benefits of today’s CTE! We hope that you will watch and share!
Let people know that CTE works and share this video with others:
Use the CTE video as an icebreaker during your presentations. It’s a great way to introduce the subject, focus your audience’s attention, and kick off discussions.
Share it with your network! View sample social media posts here.
Find out more about the data presented in the video here.
postsecondary grants will deliver high-quality CTE programs focusing on either direct
instruction of secondary students in postsecondary coursework or professional
development of CTE instructors in one of nine priority workforce areas
identified by the Alaska Workforce Investment Board. Grants will
prioritize offering multiple entry and exit points, including stackable courses
and/or credentials for maximum participation and effect.
Higher Education (IHEs), Local Educational Authorities (LEAs) offering
postsecondary instruction, technical schools offering postsecondary
instruction, and consortia offering postsecondary instruction are eligible to
apply. Grants awards will be between $50,000 and $150,000 per year for up
to three (3) years. For more information, download the RFP here.
Proposals are due to DEED/CTE by 4pm on April 26, 2019.
Occupations Grant RFP
Occupations (NTO) grants improve gender equity and representation in
targeted occupational fields important to the current and future state economy.
Grants are expected to increase equitable gender participation and facilitate
smooth transitions from secondary education, through postsecondary training,
and into the workforce.
LEAs and consortia
of LEAs are eligible to apply. Grants awards will be between $20,000 and
$30,000 per year for up to three (3) years. For more information,
download the RFP here. Proposals
are due to DEED/CTE by 4pm on April 26, 2019.
Career and technical education, or CTE, is education that directly
prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE covers many
different fields, including health care, information technology,
advanced manufacturing, hospitality and management and many more, as
described in the national Career Clusters® and ACTE’s What is CTE? page and Sector Sheets.
CTE encompasses many different types of education, from classroom
learning to certification programs to work-based learning opportunities
outside the classroom.
What is CTE Month?
Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®,
is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to
celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of
CTE programs across the country.
What can I do to celebrate CTE Month?
Host a school visit and invite members of your local community to learn about your school’s strong CTE programs firsthand