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OVAEOffice of Vocational and Adult Education
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In August of 2012, OVAE published a "Reentry Education Model, Supporting Education and Career Advancement for Low-Skilled Individuals in Corrections." We're proud of this publication.
As Scott Hess, chief of the College and Career Transitions Branch in the Division of Academic and Technical Education at OVAE, explains, "Over the years, what we now call career and technical education has slowly been evolving.
Guided by the President's vision and Secretary Spelling's leadership, I was given the opportunity to pursue the following goals during my service in OVAE: to improve the transition of secondary students into postsecondary education, to improve adult literacy, to upgrade the accountability systems for vocational and adult education, to better coordinate the provision of educational services to rural schools and communities, and to bring the message of No Child Left Behind to Hispanic and other non-native speaking students.
With the focus of AMERICA 2000 clearly defined, OVAE has begun to embark on this process.
ACTE: So what are the major areas of career and technical education (CTE) that OVAE will be addressing under your leadership?
To learn more about OVAE's community college working groups, please visit: http://www.ed.gov/print/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/cclo/wg.html.
For further information about this initiative, please contact Gregory Henschel at OVAE by phone at (202) 245-7661 or via email at gregory.henschel@ed.gov.
OVAE awarded a $2.5 million grant to support the College and Career Transitions Initiative (CCTI), which is designed to strengthen the role of community and technical colleges in easing students' transition from secondary to postsecondary education through the development of programs of study based on core sets of rigorous academic and technical courses.
As the next step, OVAE will hold a two-day "GED Math Train the Trainer Institute" on August 22-24 in Washington, DC.
Many states were part of the state standards consortia project sponsored by OVAE last year.
OVAE hosted a Perkins Data Quality Institute (DQI) in Washington, D.C., on February 8-10, 2006.
These meetings bring together community college presidents or chancellors together with leaders from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) and other federal offices to discuss opportunities, challenges, and promising practices.