OCTAE Connection - Issue 196 - May 15, 2014

OCTAE Newsletter

                                May 15, 2014

Informational Webinar on the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium (RACC)


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Credit for prior learning is among the hottest educational issues facing today’s academic institutions.  Leading colleges across the country are joining the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium (RACC) to facilitate the transfer of the U.S. Department of Labor’s rigorous Registered Apprenticeship completion certificate towards college credit among RACC members.  This innovative partnership, launched by Vice President Biden during the American Association of Community Colleges annual meeting in April, supports increasing articulation between Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors and colleges. The goal is to create a new pipeline of degree seekers and enhance the competitiveness of American industry by enlarging the pool of highly trained workers that possess in-demand skills and competencies. Join the U.S. departments of Labor and Education in this webinar discussion about the RACC to learn more about the consortium and how your community college can join. 

       Date: May 20, 2014                  Time: 3 p.m. EST                           Duration: 90 minutes 

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Registration for this webinar is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register today!

OCTAE Presents a Common Framework for 21st-Century Employability Skills


                            Webinar May 22


To learn about strategies for integrating employability skills into high-quality career and technical education programs, please join the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) on May 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST for a webinar.  It will address the importance of employability skills from the federal and state policy and employer perspectives.  The webinar also will address the potential uses of OCTAE’s newly updated Employability Skills Framework website

Please register in advance for the webinar at the following link:  http://cte.ed.gov/register_esf/.  After registering, participants will receive additional details and a link to the webinar. 

With any questions, contact Laura Rasmussen Foster lrasmussen@rti.org.