The Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools hosted its first Forum for Excellence in Career and Technical Education (CTE) in February bringing together career and technical educators from throughout the tri-state region to share ideas and hear from experts in the field.
The one-day forum was led by Accreditation Vice President Glen Mort, Ed.D., and provided an opportunity for educators to take a step back to assess how far career and technical education has come and where it’s going.
It also served as an important reminder about how in today’s rapidly changing world, career and technical education offers a clear pathway to success for so many students.
The forum featured a panel discussion involving four CTE school directors and Middle States commissioners: Jay Fund, James Kraft, Ed.D., Frank Preston and Frank Whelan, and also included talks on legislative and regulatory practices focused around financial aid and career education, and the value of providing students with opportunities to pursue certification in their field.
Keynote Speaker Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, highlighted the future of postsecondary career education. For access to the presentations, please visit our website.
Picture 1: Accreditation Vice President Glen Mort, Ed.D and keynote speaker, Steve Gunderson, president and CEO, Career Education Colleges and Universities.
Picture 2: Left to right: Middle States Commissioners James Kraft, Ed.D., Jay Fund, Frank Preston, Frank Whelan and Clayton Petry