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32-5 Morris-CTECS

Blend Intangible Employability Skills into Current Technical Programs Darren Morris, Instructional Designer, CTECS (Career and Technical Education Consortium of States), Decatur, GA The Career and Technical Education Consortium of States (CTECS) offers a full credential package backed by our nationally recognized, and research-based workplace readiness skills curriculum, assessment, and digital badge. Forward-thinking organizations, such as …

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32-5 Akukwe-Adults-for-Ind-Dev

Adults for Industrial Development: Getting Adults Ready for Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Bettina Akukwe, Department Head, Workforce Programs, and Apprenticeship Implementer at Alamance Community College, Graham, NC Career exploration plays a major role in career and technical education. Students who were not able to experience different career opportunities in high school often come to postsecondary …

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32-5 Blackshear-PBL

Understanding the Benefits of Performance-Based Learning Yvonne Blackshear, Professor, Texas State Technical College, Brownwood, TX “Performance-based learning (PBL) is an approach to teaching and learning that emphasizes students being able to do, or perform, specific skills as a result of instruction. In this framework, students demonstrate the ability to apply or use knowledge, rather than …

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32-5 Arora-Crossroads

Crossroads: Classroom to Career in Biotechnology Chander Arora, Biotech Faculty, Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar, CA “We can teach them how to pipette, but we can’t teach them how to work as a team.” That comment by an employer at my hands-on training showcase marked a turning point in my teaching. I had thought that …

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32-5 Beheler-Dempsey, 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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32-5 XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling

How XPRIZE Is Driving Technologies to Uplift the Global Workforce Monica Groves, Program Director, XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling The world of work is rapidly changing. The pandemic, emerging technology, automation, and artificial intelligence, among a myriad of other factors, are underscoring the urgent need to rapidly reskill our workforce to keep up with new ways of …

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32-4 Ranucci, Shift

Volume 32, No. 4: The Evolving Educational Landscape Shifting Focus to Increase Students’ Opportunities for Success in the Workplace Jill Ranucci, Ph.D., CTE Consultant, Leander, Texas A shift in focus, bridging gaps in instructional gains, equity for all students, and the high demand for knowledgeable and skilled graduates are challenges educational institutions are confronting across …

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32-4 Ranucci, 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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