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2 Partnerships with Education: Getting Involved with Public Policy Presented by: Thomas N. Applegate Senior Director, Business/Industry Initiatives Association for Career and Technical Education

3 Re-title my presentation: Unnatural Acts

4 Part’ ner-ship ’ A collaboration between two or more entities associated in some common interest

5 Collaboration An unnatural act between two or more non-consenting bureaucracies

6 ACTE-Who We Are National association of career and technical education (CTE) professionals Only organization representing all aspects of CTE Membership includes instructors, administrators, counselors, support personnel from secondary and post secondary institutions 32,000 members

7 ACTE-What We Do Three A’s –Access to information –Advocacy for the profession including but no limited to political advocacy –Awareness of CTE and its importance to the economic and educational well being of our nation

8 Why Career and Technical Education is Important to the Energy Industry We train your future workers – We teach technical skills – We teach applied academics – We teach problem solving, practical reasoning skill – We teach work skills- dependability, reliability We train your existing workforce –Upgrade skills –Retrain workers

9 Why CEWD Members are Important to Career and Technical Education (from a policy perspective) Credibility in the political arena Carry policy issues to trade and political groups Provide critical feedback to our policy issues

10 Major Legislation for CTE  Perkins Only about 5% of total dollars spent on CTE but drives change and policy –Tech Prep –Academic and technical integration –Connections between secondary and postsecondary education –Links to business and industry

11 Major Legislation for CTE (continued)  Workforce Investment ACT (WIA) –Infrastructure funding –Training –WIB board/Perkins  Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Act of 2008  No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Teacher quality Time off task

12 ACTE Issues Briefs The Issue Why CTE should be concerned/Involved CTE’s role Conclusion/what should be done/what should CTE being doing Available free online at

13 What should YOU do???? Be involved with CTE-the future of your workforce depends upon it Link with your local/state CTE programs Be a Career and Technical Education advocate Become a National ACTE Associate member Attend ACTE National Policy Seminar – March 9-11, 2009 – Washington, DC

14 Further Information Thomas N. Applegate, Senior Director Business and Industry Initiatives

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