Introducing the On-Demand Webinar Series!

Whether you are new to Career Technical Education or want to brush up on a topic of interest, NASDCTEc’s new on-demand resources are a succinct introduction to relevant and timely issues, projects and resources. These new resources are being provided as on-demand webinars, where NASDCTEc experts guide you through a topic and link you to other valuable resources. The best thing – you can access these when and where you want!

PowerPoint slides and talking points are available for members here.

Advocacy 101: Making the Case for CTE
Career Technical Education (CTE) teachers, administrators, and state representatives know the ins and outs of CTE programs and the positive impact that they have on individuals and the economy. The purpose of this on-demand webinar is to introduce you to the basics of advocacy so that you have the tools to support and promote your CTE programs – whether on Capitol Hill, with state policymakers, through the media, or in your local districts. We begin by reviewing why advocacy is important, and the difference between lobbying and advocacy. We’ll also share advocacy tips and resources to help you make the case for CTE with your local, state and federal policy makers and other CTE stakeholders.

Narrator: Kara Herbertson, Former Research and Policy Manager, NASDCTEc
Link to recording (Length: 9.06)

Career Clusters 101
This webinar provides a brief overview on the National Career Clusters framework, including the history, organization, and evolution over time. Use this on-demand webinar to learn more about the CCTC or inform other key stakeholders in your states and communities.

Narrator: Kate Blosveren Kreamer, Associate Executive Director, NASDCTEc
Link to recording (Length: 6.07)

The Common Career Technical Core: The Basics
This webinar provides background information the the Common Career Technical Core and what makes them so unique.

Narrator: Kate Blosveren Kreamer, Associate Executive Director, NASDCTEc
Link to recording (Length: 4.49)

Sequestration
The term “sequestration” has been widely used on Capitol Hill and throughout the media since last year. But what is sequestration, and how will these mandatory cuts impact Career Technical Education (CTE)? This brief recording describes what sequestration is, why it was necessary, and details the impact that sequestration is having on federal support for CTE through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

Narrator: Kara Herbertson, Former Research and Policy Manager, NASDCTEc
Link to recording (Length: 6.18)

The Federal Budget & Appropriations Process: What's the Difference?
Understanding the federal budget and appropriations process can often seem like a daunting task. This webinar will explain how the federal budget is created and also illustrate the process by which the many departments, agencies, and programs-- including the Perkins Act Basic state grant program-- receive funding. In an ever more difficult fiscal environment, it is critical to have a full understanding of how these important processes work and how they will likely impact Career Technical Education (CTE) programs throughout the country.

Narrator: Steve Voytek, Government Relations Associate, NASDCTEc
Link to Recording (Length: 12:08)