CACTE Collaborative Summit 2012 Grease Girls and Make-Up Men: Gender Equity & Workplace Gender Balance in Career Guidance
We begin with…. The Colorado CTE and CCCS Workplace Gender Balance Grant Project Awarded and Available to our: Launched in 2009 Community Colleges Technical Colleges Secondary Schools Correctional Facilities Purpose: To help men and women choose skilled careers that are: Break through traditional gender stereotypes Meet the needs for skilled employment in Colorado Be a good personal fit.
RFP Due August (last week of) Approval Process Sept (mid month and after) Sept – May Project Implementation June - mandatory - attendance to a Proposal Bidder Conference (also for schools who want to submit for next year) www.coloradostateplan.com/genderbalance.htm
Latest & Greatest in Gender Equity By the year 2050, 85% of the entrants into the workforce will be people of color and women. Women and girls across America are benefiting from efforts to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, (STEM) degrees and careers because women who hold STEM degrees and jobs earn 30% more, on average, than women in non-STEM jobs. Census information covering the years 2000 to 2010 reportedly shows that careers that are more than 70% female, including teacher, bank teller, cashier, and legal assistant, accounted for almost a third of all job growth among men. By the end of 2010, the number of men in pink collars was twice what it was in the 1990s. www.coloradostateplan.com/genderbalance.html
Careers have NO gender Careers have NO race or ethnicity A diverse Colorado needs a process not a product. CTE: Workplace Gender Balance Grant – Gender Equity Implicit Bias Survey link – https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/ https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/ OUR BIASES…
How do we impact with Non- Biased and Informed Career Guidance? In the womb? Elementary level? Middle School level? High School level? PS level? Community/Business & Industry level? The Nation? The World?