From Our Desk to Yours
A Career & Technical Education blog.
SALTLAKE CITY (January 25, 2018) – As part of his 2018 State of the State message, Gov. Gary Herbert declared 2018 the Year of Technical Education, naming it his second-highest legislative priority. In response,
Partnerships between community employers and education is truly a win-win. Education programs benefit as employers serve on advisory boards and share their expertise. This insight helps teachers know how to prepare students with appropriate skills needed by the current workforce and allows students to find value in what they are learning.
Industry involvement plays a major role in the sustainability of Yakima School District’s (YSD) Career and Technical Education program. In collaboration with local employers, YSD is actively working to prepare the next generation of professionals for careers. In fact, YSD has been so successful that industry is now relying on
As industry changes, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare the future workforce and help students make the connection between what they are learning and why. Most CTE programs require students to demonstrate their
Interaction with industry is key to developing strong partnerships in education. Using certifications and exams, Yakima School District is able to demonstrate that a student has proven mastery in specific skills while helping industry identify detailed
Today, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs across the nation train over 15 million students a year, providing them opportunities to learn and experience a variety of careers. With the number of job openings
Nathaniel Hull, dean of education at Perry Technical Institute, meets with Precision Exams to talk about how they are preparing students to meet the needs of industry in a rapidly evolving technological world. Working with the local CTE director, Perry Technical Institute allows students to receive advanced credit
POP QUIZ What is the best way to make decisions about what to teach, how to reach a particular student or how to improve program efficacy? a). Creative use of a dartboard b). Anecdote c). Hard
Yakima School District has taken a hands-on approach to its Career and Technical Education certification process. Precision Exams‘ reports allow the superintendent and CTE director to continually review the performance of both their programs and students to ensure that students are being taught the skills and knowledge needed to succeed. Yakima School District
Nathaniel Hull, dean of education at Perry Technical Institute, meets with Precision Exams to talk about the success of their articulation agreement with local high school districts to prepare career–ready students to graduate at an astounding rate. Focusing on scalability and sustainability, Perry Technical Institute uses Precision Exams’ industry–recognized standards and
Direct From Industry: BPA Students Are Career Ready, But Who Knows It? Thanks to all who joined us for the webinar, “Direct From Industry: BPA Students Are Career Ready, But Who Knows It?” And, a huge thank you to our wonderful partner, Business Professionals of America, for hosting the event! It’s no secret that industry and education speak different
This month, the Salt Lake Chamber is encouraging industry leaders to support education initiatives aimed at workforce development. To help make this happen, the Utah State Board of Education Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the South Carolina Education and Business Summit, and the common theme among the conference was “industry recognized credentials” (IRC). While industry recognition is very important, it is
Career and Technical Education programs across the country allow students the opportunity to cultivate soft skills. These skills are vital to the success and employability of students after they graduate. In fact, the top
Edson Barton, Precision Exam CEO joins radio host Rod Arquette to discuss education in Utah. Full Interview Available: Rod Arquette Radio (1:34:00) https://s3.amazonaws.com/pe-wp-media/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/02091610/try_003.mp3
At Precision Exams, we believe Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are better positioned to engage students in school. This engagement results in increased high school graduation rates, students that are better prepared for postsecondary
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Melissa Ritchings with New Hampshire DOE Explains CTE with Precision Exams