In February, the CTE community launched a campaign to double the federal investment in CTE! This is a shared campaign and we invite everyone to join us in asking employers to sign onto a statement that supports doubling the investment in CTE. The signatures collected from employers will be a critical component to building visibility and support for CTE with members of Congress. This new bi-monthly newsletter will keep you updated on the campaign and provide you with Tweets and resources to spread the word about the campaign! Are you willing to help us get the word out about the campaign by including it in your next newsletter or e-blast to CTE champions? Do you have email lists that reach employers, state CTE administrators, Career Technical Student Organizations, deans of workforce education or community college presidents? You can use or adapt the sample newsletter and email language in the promotional toolkit in your communications. Our goal is to secure 10,000 employer signatures by July and every signature counts! You can also use the featured resource, blog, and Tweet below to spread the word about the campaign and encourage employers to sign on.
FEATURED RESOURCE: Check out the one-pager on the double the investment campaign. It’s a quick read that you can link to in your newsletter or e-blast to CTE champions or use as a leave-behind at meetings. Find additional resources, including an “I Support CTE” sign, PowerPoint, and CTE graphics on the share page.
JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Sample Tweet: “73% of Americans say increasing federal spending on K-12 public education is extremely important. ISupportCTE.org #ISupportCTE” Use #ISupportCTE when you share your support for the campaign!
BLOG OF THE WEEK:Share the blog, Career Technical Education: The Solution to Workforce Needs in your next newsletter or e-blast to CTE champions. Willing to write about why you support doubling the investment in CTE? Email ISupportCTE@careertech.org to learn how to submit a blog or testimonial to be featured on ISupportCTE.org