State Innovations in Career

and Technical Education

NCSL Legislative Summit: Sunday, July 25, 2010

Running time: 01:06:30

Senator Gary LeBeau
, Connecticut

Stephen DeWitt
, Association for Career and Technical Education
Kimberly Green, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Kathy Shibley, Office of Career-Technical and Adult Education, Ohio Department of Education
Cindy Fiorella, Workforce and Economic Development, Owensboro Community and Technical College


Career and technical education (CTE) plays a valuable role during an economic recovery. In addition to conventional functions of preparing students for employment and postsecondary education and training, CTE programs can be adapted to meet future workforce needs in high-growth and emerging industries. This session examines how states are using innovations such as career pathways to address the needs of students and the workforce, and showcases successful state examples.













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