What is the role of the Career and Technical Education Workgroup?
The CTE Collaborative Workgroup primary goal is expanding postsecondary CTE opportunities for students with intellectual disability. A strong focus of the group is the development of lasting resources that will support the inclusion of students with ID in CTE programs across the United States.
What is the focus of the group’s work currently?
The workgroup will focus their work in 2023 on developing an online module for colleges who are interested in how to support students with intellectual disability in career and technical education. In addition, they are finalizing a new brief on Perkins Funding as it relates to postsecondary career and technical education.
Can I get involved in the workgroup?
If you are interested in becoming involved in the CTE collaborative workgroup, please contact the workgroup facilitator, Drew Andrews, for more information. Specific CTE-related experience and time commitments may be required and workgroup membership is not guaranteed.
You may also be interested in the CTE Affinity Group, which is an open access group for professionals involved in inclusive postsecondary programs at CTE institutions or those who would like to become more involved in expanding CTE opportunities for students with ID.
What are other ways I can learn more about making CTE programs more accessible to students with ID?
We welcome those with an interest in postsecondary career and technical education for students with ID to join our CTE Affinity Group, which meets online quarterly. The meetings consist of presentations on CTE related topics identified by the group as being of interest, with time for discussion and resource sharing.