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#AskExcelinEd: How can states create CTE programs for 21st-century career pathways?

• Melissa Canney

#AskExcelinEd: How can states create CTE programs for 21st-century career pathways?

High-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs can prepare students and states for success in a changing economy. Check out our new #EIE18 video and recent resources below to learn how your state can offer students access to rigorous 21st-century career pathways that prepare them for success!

VIDEO: Fast Tracks to the Economy’s Most In-Demand Jobs: Strengthening State CTE Programs

In this #EIE18 strategy session, national, state, regional and local leaders discuss specific steps state policymakers can consider to refresh and revitalize CTE programs and ensure they provide a road to student success. Watch this video to learn ways to engage stakeholders, expand student access to high-quality career pathways and ensure programs are closely aligned to regional and state industry demands!

Perkins V Brief 

ExcelinEd’s brief Perkins V Reauthorization: Opportunities, Challenges and Risks for States identifies eight shifts Perkins V makes that present critical decision points for states pursuing high-quality CTE programs. View the full brief or take a look at our recent blog post series to learn more!

CTE Playbook Series

ExcelinEd’s CTE playbook series offers specific, sequential steps to help states ensure their CTE programs are helping students prepared for successful careers in the future economies of their states. Expect the final two installments of this five-part series this spring!

About the author

Melissa Canney

Melissa Canney is the Director of Innovation Policy at ExcelinEd. She previously served as the Executive Director of Divisional Operations and Communications in the Division of College, Career and Technical Education at the Tennessee Department of Education. Melissa’s experience in Tennessee included policy analysis and implementation, communication strategy development, grant management and data analysis related to college and career readiness. A Vermont native, Melissa earned a B.A in Sociology from Stanford University and an M.P.P. in Education from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her dog Moxie.