Programs and Practices That Work Award

Programs and Practices That Work: Preparing Students for Nontraditional Careers Award

This award program ran from to 2009 and was administered in partnership by NAPE, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc), and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). The award was created to recognize local and/or state educational agencies, programs, and/or schools that improved students’ access to and completion of career and technical education programs that are nontraditional for their gender.

To be eligible, the local or state educational agency submitting the program or practice had to show (1) increased enrollment of students of the underrepresented gender in nontraditional CTE programs and/or (2) increased completion of students of the underrepresented gender in nontraditional CTE programs.

Awardees

2009

Girl Tech, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Oklahoma City, OK

2007

2007 Press Release

Highest Recognition: Inspiring Girls Now in Technology Evolution, Seattle Public Schools
Honorable Mention: Respiratory Care Program, St. Paul College
Honorable Mention: Mentoring Program, Northeast Community College

2006

2006 Press Release

Highest Recognition: NTO Look Program, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Honorable Mention: High Tech Girls’ Society, Minneapolis Public Schools
Programs Recognized in 2005

2005

Highest Recognition: Diva Tech, Define Your Dreams, and Technology on the Go, Minot Public Schools
Honorable Mention: Michigan Breaking Traditions Award
Honorable Mention: Northeast Community College Career Camp

Reports

As a result of the project, the four sponsors issued three reports that describe promising practices for improving students’ access to CTE programs that are nontraditional for their gender:

Forging New Pathways: Promising New Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Students in CTE Programs That Are Nontraditional for Their Gender (2005)

Constructing Equity: Promising New Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Students in CTE Programs That Are Nontraditional for Their Gender (2006)

Reaching New Heights: Promising Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Students in Career and Technical Education Programs That Are Nontraditional for Their Gender (2007)