Introducing the CETE App: Your Digital Portal to Translational Research and Collaborative Innovation

Written by Ana-Paula Correia and  Marcie Kamb, January 23, 2024

 The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest digital innovation – the CETE app. This application is a direct reflection of our mission to translate research into actionable practices, cultivate a skilled workforce, and foster thriving communities that prioritize well-being and economic prosperity. We support faculty, staff, and students in research and development and create engaging learning experiences in education, workforce transformation, and community development.

The CETE app development and deployment showcase the center’s technology capabilities in utilizing the newest technologies in pursuit of its mention. The app was created with in-house talent, which significantly decreased the development costs and used a free version of the app development platform Glide. It works on both Android and iOS devices.

Explore CETE’s Multifaceted Expertise

With the CETE app, users can delve into the heart of our center’s activities. It’s an interactive platform that mirrors our center’s methodology, showcasing the expertise of our diverse team, which includes over 60+ senior leaders, program leads, associates, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students. Each program area within the app highlights its most important projects, embodying our vision of a future where our translational research center drives positive societal change through research and practice excellence.

Why Choose an App for Outreach? 

Adopting an app as a means of outreach aligns perfectly with CETE’s forward-thinking and innovative spirit. Navigating through the app, users gain insights into the program areas CETE offers:

Each section is carefully curated to provide detailed information on ongoing and completed projects, offering a comprehensive overview of CETE’s impactful work. The following projects are featured, just to name a few.  

Access the CETE app through this QR code.

The impetus to develop the CETE app came from three main strategic benefits that an app deployment can bring.

  1. Broadening Reach: The app brings CETE’s work to a broader audience, breaking geographical and time barriers. It allows stakeholders, partners, and the interested public to engage with CETE’s expertise anytime, anywhere.
  2. Enhanced Engagement: With interactive features, the app creates a more engaging experience compared to traditional websites or printed materials. Users can explore, learn, and connect with CETE from their mobile devices.
  3. Reflecting CETE’s Versatility: The app is a testament to our adaptability and leadership in research and development, highlighting the center’s capacity to embrace and leverage technology for greater impact.

The CETE app is more than a digital solution; it is a strategic move towards a more interconnected and collaborative future in research and development. By harnessing the power of digital technology, CETE is not only showcasing its capabilities but also reinforcing its dedication to growth, innovation, and community engagement. This app is a beacon for partners and enthusiasts alike, guiding them through the many CETE programs and projects that reflect our expertise and commitment to our mission as a translational research center.