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Former CETE staff releases groundbreaking needs assessment book

James Altschuld, PhD, a former staff member of CETE and the NCRVE and professor emeritus at The Ohio State University, writes and publishes Bridging the Gap Between Asset/Capacity Building and Needs Assessment: Concepts and Practical Applications.

CETE assists in revision of Career Field Technical Content Standards

CETE is assisting the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) in the revision of Ohio’s Career Field Technical Content Standards (CFTCS). CETE began working with ODE on the current standards revision process in 2012. CETE’s role in the revision of the Ohio CFTCS includes planning and coordinating the project, researching relevant labor market data, tracking state and national documents, and assembling panels of business leaders across each of the industry sectors.

Ohio’s 2013 Special Education Leadership Conference

Ohio’s 7th Annual Special Education Leadership Conference attracted over 1800 people involved in education throughout Ohio. Held on September 30 – October 2, 2013 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Pre-Conference on Legal Issues attracted over 700 people for a half day on September 30th and those people plus over 1100 additional people attended the two-day Conference on October 1-2, 2013.

'Powerhouse of Knowledge' comes to Moscow as TVET focus gets underway

UNESCO-UNEVOC Regional Forum Europe, CIS and North America brings more than 100 delegates together to tackle greening TVET, meeting the challenges of youth unemployment and harmonizing international policy and practice. Delegates to the fourth UNESCO-UNEVOC regional conference on advancing, improving and greening TVET that opened in Moscow Monday (28 October) may sometimes feel as if their efforts are just a "drop in the ocean", according to the Bonn, Germany-based international organization's head Shyamal Majumdar. But they must never forget the strength they have in numbers.

Certificates and Certifications: Credential Clarification Is Critical!

Stimulated by the current economy, adults are returning to training and education to enhance their labor market success. Government workforce economic development agencies as well as private and community organizations advocate certifications and certificates. Credential is the generic term for such designations. Together with educational degrees, state licenses, and registration systems, certificates and certifications signal competence in the individual (Schoon & Smith, 2000) and fit into a movement toward lifelong learning through “stackable credentials” for individuals.

CETE Conducts DACUM and SCID Training in Nigeria

CETE continued its international reach by conducting a week of DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) and SCID (Systematic Curriculum and Instructional Development) in Kaduna, Nigeria. This brings to 27 the number of countries where either DACUM or SCID training has been hosted and conducted.

CETE Aligns Educational Content Standards to Industry Needs

The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) is in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to revise the career field technical content standards for Health Science, Information Technology, Transportation, Law and Public Safety, Construction Technologies and Manufacturing. In the spring of 2012, CETE assisted ODE staff in facilitating panels of experts from each career field to share their vision on industry trends.

CETE Director Selected to Serve on ANSI Personnel Certification Panel

Bob Mahlman, Director of CETE, has been selected to serve on the Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The PCAC accredits personnel certification bodies in accordance with ISO 17024. The committee drafts and recommends policies and procedures that provide the framework for an effective personnel certification accreditation program, disseminates information and receives stakeholder input across the U.S., and advises ANSI staff on operational issues.

Introducing the New CETE

CETE, established in 1963 and known as the Center on Education and Training for Employment, bridges research and practice through work in standards, curriculum, assessment, and evaluation. The center has added capacity in teacher preparation, professional development, information management, communication technologies, resource development, and technical assistance.

Ohio Pathway Testing Project

These are some milestones of a CETE project to redesign the testing system for high school students in career-technical education (CTE). Beginning in 2008-09, CETE project teams worked with instructors across the state to develop about 35 pathway tests (> 15,000 items) across Ohio career fields (see the table below for Ohio Career Fields and the closest national Career Cluster). The sponsor is the Ohio Department of Education, Office of CTE (ODE-CTE) and a close collaborator is the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR).