(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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33-2 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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33-2 Lehr, FESTO

Closing the Skills Gap Requires a Wider Talent Pool Steve Lehr, Director of Business Development – North America, Festo Didactic Today’s manufacturing education features classroom, lab, and on-the-job training. Here students train on a didactic modular production system (MPS). With the rise of automation comes the need for highly skilled industrial professionals. Survey information indicates

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33-2 Hoag, Polaris

Building a Better Future Through Career Development Hi, everyone! My name is Rachel Hoag, and I am the Career Strategist at Polaris Career Center. I firmly believe in the career center philosophy and the training we provide for our students. Through our office, the Office of Innovation, Career & Workforce Services, we have identified three

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33-1 Toolkit for Adopting STEM Core

Toolkit Offers Guidelines for Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work Emerging technologies are transforming industries. To learn specifically how these technologies are changing technician job tasks and roles, representatives of Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work (a project of the National Science Foundation and CORD, the parent organization of NCPN) gathered information from

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Paying for Post-Secondary Education: No-cost Resources from the CFPB Leslie Jones, Youth Financial Education Analyst, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has resources students and teachers can use to support efforts to prepare and pay for post-secondary education, as well as to protect against frauds and scams associated with funding higher

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33-1 Graff-Esports

Esports Is Community PK Graff, Instructional Designer, STEM Content Specialist, Director of Gaming, Academies of Creative Education / Georgia Scholastic Esports Foundation, Brookhaven, GA So, What Is Esports?Esports is a form of competitive video gaming where players or teams participate in organized tournaments and leagues. It has gained immense popularity in recent years and is now

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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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