Robbinsdale Area Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Burrage has been appointed to a national career and technical education (CTE) advisory council.
The nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), recently formed a National Career and Technical Education Advisory Council to lead a national dialogue focused on accelerating career pathways in technology. The council will include representatives from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and Dr. Burrage will be Minnesota’s representative.
“Career and technical education is vitally important to providing scholars with a real-world education,” said Dr. Burrage. “I’m thrilled to be part of this advisory council, and believe our work will help shape the future of technology curriculum across the country and here in District 281.”
Specifically, Dr. Burrage and the council will focus on areas such as technology trends and emerging tech, best practices for instruction, professional development for instructors, credentialing and certification programs, grants and other funding sources, articulation agreements and connecting with industry employers.
“We strongly believe that CTE will play a critical role in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has devastated household finances and changed educational plans for many families,” said Angel L. Piñeiro Jr., vice president, strategic academic relationships, at CompTIA. “With the help of an elite group of educators and other leaders, we intend to raise national awareness of CTE as a creator of opportunities for careers that will provide a better way of life for multiple generations to come and to do so in a way that addresses digital inequity head-on.”
Members of the council will serve two-year terms. For more information about CompTIA or the National Career and Technical Education Advisory Council, visit the CompTIA website.