Upcoming Professional Development
Perkins as a Required Partner webinar
October 18, 2018
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) indicates Perkins as one of sixteen required partners. Join the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) as they discuss the responsibilities that come along with that role, the importance of connecting with fellow required partners, and the impact it has on your programs.
Nontraditional Support webinar series
Part 1: November 15, 2018
Part 2: November 29, 2018
This two-part webinar series will introduce nontraditional occupations (NTO) and pay special attention to how NTO is changing as a result of Perkins Reauthorization. Individuals will have the opportunity to hear from programs throughout the state and the innovative ways they are reaching, supporting, and transitioning NTO students.
Stakeholder Engagement workshop
Central and Southern Regions [Springfield]: December 4, 2018
Northern Region [TBD]: December 6, 2018
These regional professional development opportunities aim to provide participants with useful tools for involving key stakeholders in regards to Perkins and WIOA. The important benefits of stakeholder engagement will also be addressed.
Check It Out
A joint report by Advance CTE and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) that summarizes CTE and career readiness policies across the United States. It represents the only comprehensive national snapshot of state activity related to CTE and career readiness, and provides a critical opportunity for state and national leaders to reflect on national trends and consider future directions. The top five policy focus areas were as follows: funding; data, reporting, or accountability; industry recognized credentials; dual/concurrent enrollment and articulation/early college; and industry partnerships/work-based learning.
CTE on the Frontier
This brief from Advance CTE is the third installment in the CTE on the Frontier series, designed to help states identify promising strategies for expanding the variety of career pathways available in rural areas. The first two briefs in the series are Catalyzing Local Efforts to Improve Program Quality and Connecting Rural Learners to the World of Work,.
Title IX Guidance Q&A
The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, has released new guidance on a school's responsibility to address sexual misconduct.
Equity and Student Services
This brief, published by the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL), outlines the provision of student support services in the community college context, applying a“traditional” student support framework in the community college context, and the role of professional development for staff members.