University to host Career, Technical Education Summit in June
May 30, 2017
A Career and
Technical Education Summit is scheduled Monday and Tuesday, June 19-20, at
University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Attendees will be stakeholders from prekindergarten through
postsecondary education, workforce development agencies and national think tank
leaders. They include:
- Jay Rojewski, professor, career
and technical education, University of Georgia
- David Hay, special assistant
to the chancellor, New York City Department of Education
- Kyle Hartung, Jobs of the
Summit issues to be addressed include:
- Preparing graduates for
current and emerging needs and challenges in the workplace
- Envisioning the future of career
and technical education in Wisconsin
- Establishing best
practices to move the field forward
Urs Haltinner, director of UW-Stout’s Doctor of Education
program in career and technical education, said a “coherent system of PK-16
workforce development” is needed if the U.S. hopes to remain a world leader in
commerce, as a model of democracy and in innovation.
“The very nature of vocational and technical education
places human capital at the forefront within an age where knowledge and skills
cycle at the speed of half-life,” Haltinner said. “Daily news stories highlight
the need to equip the nation’s workforce to maintain its highly developed status."
UW-Stout hosted the inaugural CTE summit in 2016.
“We are very proud to be able to provide this opportunity to
bring together leaders in the field to advance the status and prospects of career
and technical education through dialogue, collaboration and pooled experience,”
UW-Stout’s array of CTE programs is one of the strongest in
the U.S., Haltinner said. Along with the doctoral program, which began in 2013,
UW-Stout offers a master’s in CTE and a bachelor’s program in CTE training.
The CTE programs are outgrowths of one of UW-Stout’s first
majors, industrial education, dating to the early 1900s. The master’s program
has been offered since the Graduate School opened in 1935.
“UW-Stout has a historic commitment to career and technical
education through its polytechnic vision and its historic roots in addressing
societal and economic needs,” he said.
For more information about the summit, contact Haltinner, 715-232-1493.
students Michael Lee and Britta Rotering discuss an issue in a career and
technical education class at UW-Stout, which will hold a CTE summit June 19-20.