You are invited to participate in this year's National Association for Workforce Improvement conference in historic Mystic and New London, Connecticut,
May 24, 25, and 26. The call for speaking proposals link is on our Annual Conference Web page. NAWI just celebrated its 50th year and this year NAWI members will be taking a serious look at CTE of the future.
Do you have ideas how Career and Technical Education can better support workers, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, and producers?
What lies ahead for CTE delivery? How does CTE align with the new Maker Movement?
To what extent does CTE support the workforce as well as the innovationforce and entrepreneurs? We would love to hear from you!
Please return for new information that will be posted on our Web site about our 2016 conference and
be sure to visit and "LIKE" NAWI's Facebook page.
Our 2015 Annual Conference was held in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Please see the Annual Conference page for the Past NAWI conferences link for information about our 2015 conference and other past conferences.
Congressman Joe Kennedy III reintroduced the Perkins Modernization Act.
Read about it.
First passed in 1984, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act provides federal funding for CTE – or vocational – education across the country.
The Perkins Act was last updated by Congress in 2006 and is due for reauthorization. Kennedy’s bill would adjust the legislative language of the Perkins Act
to ensure that CTE efforts across the country take into account the trends and projections identified by labor market data.
When CTE is informed by labor market data and aligned with the evolving needs of our economy, students graduate ready for competitive employment and
lifetime opportunity in the economy’s in-demand industry sectors and occupations. This bill reaffirms and strengthens the important bipartisan purpose
of the Perkins Act—preparing CTE students to succeed in the modern workforce.
The Dear Colleague Letter about the legislation is here.
The summary description of the Perkins Modernization Act is here.
The Perkins Modernization Act legislation as submitted to Congress is here.
Indiana has passed legislation expanding CTE programs in that state. Read about it.
in NAWI provides opportunities to:
- share information
with program innovators on the cutting edge of workforce education
- use firsthand
information from leaders of exemplary projects
- gain insight
into workforce education program innovations
- develop a
network of colleagues engaged in workforce education program improvement
- be involved
in preparing national agenda for workforce education program improvement
in conferences featuring national leaders in workforce education