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(2024-02) Cotner-Berger, Infusing Necessary Skills

Infusing Necessary Skills into CTE-STEM Curriculum Hope Cotner, PI, and Marilyn Barger, Co-PI, Necessary Skills Now Network The accelerating rate of technology adoption has dramatically altered the jobs we do and how we do them. While efficiencies have been realized across sectors, the changes brought about by remote work have illuminated the fact that “uniquely […]

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(2024-02) Beheler-Dempsey, Employer Strategies (BILT)

Employer Strategies for Managing Successful Employer Councils Ann Beheler and Mark Dempsey, National Convergence Technology Center, Collin College Everyone can agree that two major goals for all technical programs are to help students complete certificates and degrees that will make them highly employable and to engage with local employers in a way that inspires ongoing support

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(2024-02) Ranucci, Academic Esports

Volume 32, No. 4: The Evolving Educational Landscape Academic Esports: Gateway to STEM-Related Careers Jill Ranucci, Ph.D., CTE Consultant, Leander, Texas Districts and states across the country revise and rewrite their academic visions, goals, standards, and strategic plans every year. Excellence, equity, resources, and classroom actions are at the forefront of student success. The rapidly

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(2024-02) Davidson, Mapping CP Opportunities

Mapping Your Students’ Career Pathway Opportunities Debbie Davidson, Technical Assistance Director, CORD Each year new job titles and occupations emerge, and many students are faced with choosing a career they hope will provide advancement opportunities despite the uncertain landscape of the future workplace. Career pathway maps are planning tools that can help learners of all

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(2024-02) Cotner, Making the Case for Cross-Displinary STEM

Making the Case for a Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core Hope Cotner, President and CEO, CORD The nature of work is evolving right before our eyes. Technology advancements are transforming existing industries and creating new ones at an unprecedented pace. The World Economic Forum predicts significant disruption in the jobs landscape over the next four years. As

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(2023-10) McClain, CEN

Empowering Rural Education: How Artificial Intelligence Transforms Teaching and Administration Rachael McClain, PhD, Chief of Staff, Collegiate Edu-Nation In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the term “artificial intelligence” (AI) has become increasingly prevalent. AI, in its simplest form, refers to computer systems that can perform tasks typically requiring human intelligence. In this article, we will

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(2023-10) Rapp, Apprenticeships in Career Pathways

Apprenticeships in Career Pathways Jennifer Jirous-Rapp, PhD, Vice President, Pathways & Partnerships, CORD Career pathways and registered apprenticeships (RA) have become familiar concepts in workforce and education. Known as strategies that aim to help workers acquire the skills and credentials they need to succeed in our fast-paced evolving labor market, both models offer learners the

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Snowberry, Ahnapee YA

Youth Apprenticeship Collaboration Helps to Shape Future Northeast Wisconsin Workforce Mike Snowberry, Director of Learning Services, Luxemburg-Casco School District, Luxemburg, Wisconsin In September 2022, Forward Analytics, the research arm of the Wisconsin Counties Association, indicated that without more people moving to Wisconsin the state’s working-age population is projected to shrink by approximately 130,000 people within

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