• A Better Way Through CTE Reform
    Sep 13, 2016  - From speaking out in Sunday school to reciting Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches, Johnelle Simpson II was born a leader and public speaker. But the thought never crossed his mind that he could turn his childhood experience into a fulfilling career. That was before a teacher and student counselo... More
  • A CTE Home Run
    Sep 2, 2016  - When Jasmine Morgan began her freshman year at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, a teacher recognized Jasmine’s talents and encouraged her to enroll in the marketing and entrepreneurship courses the school offered through its career and technical education (CTE) program. Jasmine quickly ... More
  • Success Through CTE
    Aug 25, 2016  - From electrical engineering to aeronautical re-manufacturing, career and technical education (CTE) plays an important role in helping students explore and pursue a career path in a wide variety of fields. Alex Wolff’s story is just one example. While attending school in Santa Barbara, California, Al... More
  • Another CTE Success Story
    Aug 18, 2016  - Meet Rob Griffin. When Rob began school at Dalton High in Whitfield County, Georgia, he became interested in a series of engineering courses the school offered as an elective. It was these courses that would start Rob on the path to a fulfilling and successful career. Like many career and technical ... More
  • #TBT: Gov. Pence on the Importance of CTE
    Aug 11, 2016  - Policymakers across the country—and on both sides of the aisle—have long recognized the critical role career and technical education (CTE) plays in helping prepare students for future success. In February 2015, one of those policymakers, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, appeared before the committee and... More
  • Standing Up for Startups
    Aug 4, 2016  - The opportunity for hardworking men and women to take a risk, start their own business, and climb the economic ladder is an essential part of the American Dream. Unfortunately, that dream is slipping out of reach for many Americans. With small business creation at a 22 year low and economic growth h... More
  • Addressing America’s Skilled Worker Shortage
    Jul 28, 2016  - While the American economy struggles through an anemic recovery, some in the manufacturing sector are dealing with another struggle: a shortage of high-skilled workers to fill the jobs that are available. This issue, commonly referred to as the “skills gap,” has made it difficult for many manufactur... More