A new year begins and WorkforceGPS is here to provide you with resources, technical assistance tools and successful examples of programs and services that help people connect to employers looking for qualified workers.
This month, we are particularly focusing on career and technical education (CTE) and the wide range of employment opportunities and careers that this field offers individuals. We are also pleased to share with you several new reports and resources that have been posted on the global site and various WorkforceGPS Communities.
So, start the new year with a resolution to learn about new and better ways providing services to your customers and bookmark WorkforceGPS. Better yet, join the Member Directory and sign-up for updates to Communities that offer you the chance to find resources on specific topics, programs, or initiatives--all while engaging with peers on those matters that most interest you.
Happy New Year!
Career and Technical Education Resources
Last year, Congress passed and the President signed The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century (Perkins V) Act which brings changes to the $1.2 billion annual federal investment in career and technical education (CTE). The new legislation, which goes into effect on July 1, 2019 and replaces the previous Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. CTE prepares individuals for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context.
There are many intersections between CTE programs and the publicly-funded workforce system. To help you learn about some of the exciting and worthwhile initiatives, we have created a resource page that provides you with quick access to these resources. We will continue to add links to this page as we hear about more materials that showcase this important education and training approach.