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Sunday, February 07, 2016

Career, Technical and Adult Education

The Career, Technical and Adult Education (CTAE) Advisory Committee assists the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education in reviewing and recommending improvements to existing programs and supporting the development of new course offerings in related areas to enhance the instructional program of Arlington Public Schools.  The committee meets on a monthly basis at the Syphax Education Center.  The committee reports to the Advisory Council on Instruction.

Are you interested in our next generation of workers in the Washington DC metropolitan area? Do you have ideas on how to improve career and technical education in Arlington Public Schools (APS)? Can you spend a couple of hours a month with like-minded people from business, academia, and the community to add your voice?

Today it is not just reading, writing, math and science: students must be ready for a changing workforce whatever their career aspirations might be: they might be looking at careers in hospitality, technology, engineering, the medical field, or new fields such as cybersecurity or data science. Even fields we do not have today!!

Bring your experience and expertise to the Career, Technical, and Adult Education (CTAE) Committee, Advisory Council on Instruction, Arlington Pubic Schools (APS). Join our group of educators, business professionals, parents and community activists at our monthly meetings where we discuss topics such as:

  •  Discussing trends in the business and higher education landscapes, local and regional, and their potential impact on the K-12 school system;
  • Creating business connections within the Arlington and regional community to enable students to have beneficial work experiences, internships, and apprenticeships;
  • Examining career pathways for students of all academic abilities, including those with special challenges;
  • Exploring educational offerings in APS, particularly at the Career Center, soon to house Arlington Tech., to ensure all students are highly employable whether they elect to go on to 4-year universities, community college, or enter a trade;
  •  Identifying professional development requirements for APS teachers such as their recent engagement in project-based learning techniques;
  • Reviewing nationwide K-12 initiatives such as dual enrollment and how these might apply to APS and our implementation strategy;
  • Funding priorities including allocations under the annual Federal Perkins Act, finding and pursuing grant opportunities, and funding requests to the School Board, through the ACI process;
  • Updating and creating new educational policies, such as recent advances in obtaining quality points for all dual enrollment classes; and
  • Ensuring that the adult education program meets the needs of the Arlington community, with offerings that support workforce development as well as programs to support the continued learning for all citizens.

We need your expertise and guidance, come join our committee.

2015-2016 CTAE Advisory Committee 

Photo of Alisa Cowen Alisa Cowen, Co-Chair
 
Photo of Michael Shea Michael Shea, Co-Chair
 

  2015-2016 Meeting Schedule


2015-2016 Career, Technical and Adult Education Advisory Committee Meetings

DATE

START TIME

END TIME

LOCATION

September 15
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Syphax Education Center, room 105
October 20
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Syphax Education Center, room 201
November 17
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Syphax Education Center, room 105
December 15
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Syphax Education Center, room 107
January 19
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Syphax Education Center, room 105
February 16
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Syphax Education Center, room 107
March 15
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Syphax Education Center, room 201
April 19
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Syphax Education Center, room 105
May 17
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Syphax Education Center, room 105
 June 21
 7:30 AM
 9:00 AM
 Syphax Education Center, room 105

CTAE Advisory Committee Reports to the APS Advisory Council on Instruction: 

         CTAE Report to ACI 2014-15        
 
 

2015-2016 Meeting Notes

         November 17, 2015
 
 
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