Career and Technical Education Affinity Group

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Drew Andrews

Drew Andrews, EdD
Assistant Director and Technical Assistance Coordinator Chair, Think College Career and Technical Education (CTE) Collaborative Workgroup

Danielle Dahm

Danie Roberts-Dahm, PhD
Project Coordinator, Think College Inclusive Higher Education Network

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Affinity Group brings together those who are currently involved in inclusive postsecondary programs at CTE institutions or those who would like to become more involved in expanding CTE opportunities for students with intellectual disability (ID). This is an open-access group for individuals who want to contribute to the expansion of CTE access for students with intellectual disability. Meetings will include facilitated discussion on opportunities and barriers to CTE for students with ID as well as guest speakers/experts from the field.


Past Meetings

CTE/Vocational Rehabilitation Partnerships
Date: June 6, 2023

Industry Recognized Credentials
February 21, 2023
Summary: This meeting focused on industry recognized credentials (IRCs) students with ID are earning and the barriers/facilitators in earning them. Katie Norland, previously from The College of the Florida Keys, now with University of Cincinnati and Christian Zimmerman, Fort Myers and Cape Coral Technical Colleges shared information and started the conversation.

Adding CTE Pathways to Existing Programs
November 15, 2022
Summary: Christy Bradford, Curriculum Supervisor for Broward County Schools, and Roger Barnhart, Student Affairs Director for McFatter Technical College, shared how the Grow Your Future program has added new CTE pathways to meet students' interests.

Kick-off Meeting
Date: September 20, 2022
Summary: During this kickoff meeting, we provided an overview of the CTE Collaborative Workgroups and focused on gathering questions, needs and ideas for future meetings.