Secretary Cardona to Open Wednesday’s 2022 Advancing Equity in Career-Connected Education Summit

U.S. Secretary of Training Miguel Cardona will ship opening remarks Wednesday on the 2022 Advancing Fairness in Profession-Related Training Summit, a digital convention bringing collectively tons of of officers and exterior stakeholders to share methods to assist youth and adults entry high quality profession pathways.

The digital occasion, hosted from midday to 4 p.m. ET by the Division’s Workplace of Profession, Technical and Grownup Training (OCTAE), can be a discussion board to alternate analysis, evidence-based methods, and modern practices that advance fairness throughout career-connected training. Presenters embrace representatives from federal, state, and native businesses, and establishments of upper training college students, lecturers, and researchers.

Tomorrow’s Advancing Fairness summit is a crucial element of the Training Division’s ongoing efforts to implement Govt Order 13985, Advancing Racial Fairness and Assist for Underserved Communities Via the Federal Authorities. The summit additionally advances the Secretary’s objectives for all youth and adults to be prepared for, and have significant entry to, high quality school and profession pathways.

In a significant deal with, Secretary Cardona not too long ago highlighted the significance of constructing increased training extra inclusive and reasonably priced. He additionally burdened that college students ought to have pathways by increased training that result in profitable careers. To realize that, he known as for reimagining the connection amongst p-12, increased training and the workforce. Secretary Cardona additionally really useful prioritizing grant applications that permit college students to return to increased training or pursue profession and technical education schemes at any level of their lives and careers.

Among the many summit highlights:

  • Midday-12:15 p.m. – Secretary Cardona will reinforce his priorities for training, introduced final week, which included making increased training extra inclusive and reasonably priced, in addition to making certain pathways by increased ed that result in profitable careers.
  • 12:15–12:50 p.m. – Opening session, “The Federal Position in Driving Fairness Throughout Profession-Related Training,” that includes a panel dialogue on how the Training Division and its federal companions can assist the Biden Administration’s dedication to fairness throughout career-connected training.
  • 3-3:50 p.m. – Breakout Session 8: “Scaling Proof-Based mostly Scholar Assist Companies at Group Faculties,” specializing in evidence-based fashions for offering group school college students with the assist companies they should thrive.
  • 3-3:50 p.m. – Breakout Session 9: “Advancing Greater Training Entry Via Second Likelihood Pell,” overlaying modifications in entry to Pell Grants for justice-involved people and promising practices from the Second Likelihood Pell initiative.
  • 3:50 p.m. – Closing remarks by U.S. Below Secretary of Training James Kvaal.

To register for the summit, click on right here. Extra particulars might be discovered right here.

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on CDC Guidance and Keeping Schools Safely Open

U.S. Secretary of Schooling Miguel Cardona issued the next assertion on the discharge of latest CDC steering: 

 “Ninety-nine % of faculties are safely open for in-person studying and that could be a testomony to the onerous work and partnership of college communities – notably mother and father, educators, district leaders and faculty employees. With immediately’s announcement of up to date CDC steering, we are able to proceed to maintain faculties safely open whereas permitting for educators and fogeys to get again to specializing in what’s most necessary: our college students’ futures. Shifting ahead, districts ought to proceed to work with native well being consultants, mother and father, and educators to establish what works greatest for his or her communities and think about the suitable mitigation methods wanted to maintain college students and employees secure. This work – along with the important work of serving to college students catch up academically and offering emotional and psychological well being helps– can and needs to be achieved utilizing American Rescue Plan funds. As we transfer ahead into a brand new section of restoration, the Division stays dedicated to our college communities and offering the steering and assets they have to be profitable.” 

Data on the brand new CDC steering could be discovered HERE.