Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Tags New Skills for Youth Initiative

Tag: New Skills for Youth Initiative

KDE to showcase TRACK apprenticeship program to employers

The Kentucky Department of Education hopes to attract employers to the Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky youth apprenticeship program.

A better CTE system starts with pooling resources

Associate Commissioner David Horseman told the Kentucky Career and Technical Education Task Force that finding the best way to share resources should be the top priority in developing a unified system for career and technical education.

Districts awarded New Skills for Youth Grants to strengthen and expand...

The Kentucky Department of Education has awarded six Kentucky school districts with grants to strengthen and expand career and technical pathways for students.

Why CTE Matters

February is national Career and Technical Education Month. I think it its a great idea to have a month where we as a nation can take the time to learn more about and appreciate all that career and technical education offers our students.

Focusing on the future of career education

School districts, postsecondary institutions and other entities are pooling their resources to create more opportunities for students through New Skills for Youth Kentucky.

Embracing new opportunities

With the start of the new school year just around the corner, now is a great time for both parents and community members to get involved in their local schools.

How KDE is staying busy during the summer months

As an educator, the one question I hear more than almost any other is, “Do you get the summers off?” In a word, no.

It’s time to take a second look at CTE

Too often in the past we’ve thought of career and technical education as being an alternative pathway for students who, for one reason or another, weren’t going to attend a college or a university. It is time for all of us in the Commonwealth to realize that CTE is for everyone.

Kentucky awarded $2 million to improve career education

The Council of Chief State School Officers and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced Jan. 11 that Kentucky is one of 10 states that will receive a $2 million grant to strengthen and expand career education pathways for students.

Dreamers wanted

Before a thing can be made, it has to be imagined. But in order to be tomorrow’s dreamers, today’s students need to have a sound backing in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.