Secondary career and technical education (CTE) has always been a viable program pathway for students with disabilities (SWD) seeking occupational skills training. Given the emphasis on college and career readiness (CCR), the IDEA (2004) transition mandate, new Perkins V (2018) legislation, and skills needed for jobs in the 21st century, CTE for SWD has taken on much greater importance in schools. Please join us for the first in our five-part webinar series on Secondary CTE for Students with Disabilities.
Session participants will:
1. Learn the background and foundations of workforce development, current legislation that supports college and career readiness, and the importance of CTE for students with disabilities.
2. Learn about the mission and mandate of CTE and the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and have an understanding of the Perkins V (2018) legislation with access and equity issues.
3. Learn strategies to support students with disabilities in secondary CTE with appropriate CTE program placement that lead to educational and economic outcomes for CTE concentrators.
Michael Harvey, Professor of Education, Workforce Education and Development Program, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Catherine Imperatore, ACTE Research Manager, ACTE Alexandria, VA
Susan Therriault, CCRS Director and Tessie Bailey, Principal Technical Assistant Consultant CCRS and AIR, Washington, DC
Patrick Biggerstaff, CTE Director, Area 31 Career Programs, Wayne School Corporation, Indianapolis, IN