Putting Learner Success First

Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE, establishes a bold vision for all of education, which includes, but is not limited to Career Technical Education (CTE). The vision calls for a systemic transformation of the education system, and identifies CTE strengths and role in this transformation. It challenges our community to continue on the path of fierce dedication to quality and equity, while providing the leadership necessary to continue to re-examine, grow and transform CTE into a system that truly prepares all students for a lifetime of success. This vision for CTE is supported by Advance CTE and 12 organizations representing the cross section of education, business and industry, and policy.
In fall of 2015, leaders from the local to national levels came together for the Future of CTE Summit to help map the current landscape of CTE, and think strategically about a path forward for the field. Advance CTE and co-conveners gathered ideas and recommendations to create the new vision. Putting Learner Success First, puts forth the following recommendations for the vast array of sectors that are critical to CTE's success. 

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This vision includes the following recommendations: 
All CTE programs are held to the highest standards of excellence.
All learners are empowered to choose a meaningful education and career. 
All learning is personalized and flexible.
All learning is facilitated by knowledgeable experts. 
All systems work together to put learner success first. 

This vision is supported by: Advance CTE, Association for Career and Technical Education, Council of Chief State School Officers, National Association of State Boards of Education, National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges, National Skills Coalition, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.