Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430
For the first time, Career and Technical Education (CTE) law includes a focus on middle school career exploration, grades 5-8, and emphasizes working closely with community partners. While new to the law, community partners across the country such as afterschool and summer learning programs have long been introducing students to career pathways, building connections to local business, and creating bridges with CTE programs during middle school’s critical developmental period for youth.
In this briefing, hear how using the framework of the reauthorized CTE law (Perkins V) can enable states and districts to coordinate with afterschool partners and community resources to provide more middle school opportunities for students on their paths to college and career.
· Regina Sidney-Brown, Director, Delaware Afterschool Network, United Way of Delaware
· Luke Rhine, Director, Career and Technical Education and STEM Initiatives, Delaware Department of Education
· Daniela Grigioni, Executive Director, After-School All-Stars, Washington, D
· Andrew Coy, Executive Director, Digital Harbor Foundation, Baltimore, MD
· Student Panelist