OCTAE Connection

OCTAE Connection is a weekly electronic newsletter published by the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education to provide information to state officials involved in adult education, career and technical education (CTE), and community colleges, as well as to practitioners, researchers, education groups and others interested in community colleges, CTE, and adult education. To subscribe, please contact Carol Norris.



  • December 16, 2014 DOL Apprenticeships Grants; Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium (RACC), MDRC WorkAdvance Report
  • November 25, 2014 Re-connecting Youths, Training Tomorrow’s Workforce, Employer Toolkit Webinar and more
  • November 13, 2014 Reach Higher Initiative, New Online STEM Resource, and 2015 Grant Competitions
  • Special Edition: November 10, 2014 Honoring All Who Have Served
  • October 30, 2014: Veterans Transition Into the Job Market, and Mobile and Internet Use at Home
  • October 16, 2014: HUD Jobs Plus Pilot, Veterans’ Transition to Employment, Grads of Life
  • October 2, 2014: Job-Driven Training Grants, STEM Symposium, Promise Zone, Science PD for Adult Educators, and more
  • September 18, 2014: Adult Ed and Family Literacy Week, WH College Opportunity Summit, Dialogue on Career Pathways
  • September 4, 2014: Job-driven Training and Competency-Based Pathways
  • August 28, 2014: WIOA Webinar, USDA SNAP Grant, Civil Rights Act of 1964, SMART Competition
  • August 21, 2014: NSF $18M for research partnerships and Is the New G.I. Bill Working?
  • August 14, 2014: WIOA: Changes in Adult Learning; The State of Preschool
  • August 7, 2014: Excellent Educators for All; Education and Health Outcomes Call for Papers
  • July 31, 2014: Occupational Outlook, IES Ed Research and Development Awards
  • July 25, 2014: President signs WIOA, Baccalaureate and Beyond, Collaboration with ILMS
  • July 17, 2014: Postsecondary Sustainability Award, NGA Workforce Policy Publications, Pay for Success, STEM Jobs
  • July 16, 2014: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)To Be Signed Into Law
  • July 10, 2014: DOL Awards Employment Services Grants, Credit for Military Experience; Is It Still Worth Going to College?
  • July 3, 2014: Uvin named as Acting for OCTAE, NSF and HHS Grant opportunities, and NACIE membership
  • June 26, 2014:Urban Institute PFS Model
  • June 17, 2014, SPECIAL EDITION: DHS hosts DACA Renewal Process Web-stream Event
  • June 12, 2014: My Brother's Keeper, Ensuring that High School Students are College and Career Ready, IES Research Grants
  • June 5, 2014: USDA Grants, NAEP Reading and Math Assessment, Access to Community College
  • May 29, 2014: HUD Promise Zone, Career Pathways Webinar, NGA Policy Academy, Credit for Military Experience
  • May 22, 2014: Career Pathways RFI, Workforce Innovation Fund grants, IES Research Grants, PISA Results
  • May 15, 2014: RACC webinar, Framework for 21st-Century Employability Skills
  • May 9, 2014: Minority Male Student Achievement and TAACCCT Grants Applications Due in July
  • May 1, 2014: Stackable Credentials, Early Learning and College and Career Readiness
  • April 24, 2014: Duncan visits Community College, RFI for Career Pathways Systems, ACT Report
  • April 17, 2014: Youth Career Connect Grants, Grant Programs for Community Colleges, Citizenship Prep, WIA Incentive Grants
  • April 10, 2014: Future of Jobs, MA- Pay for Success, DOL Workforce Success Tool, ILMS grants, ACE Military Experience Credits
  • April 3, 2014: EdReady, New SAT , FCC Broadband, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • March 27, 2014: President at Worcester Tech High School on 6/11, Champions of Change, Juvenile Justice System
  • March 20, 2014: AP Exams, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Education Program, Disconnected Youths, CTE Standards
  • March 13, 2014: Maker Faire, Adult Reentry Grant Program
  • March 6, 2014: Economic Impact of Community Colleges, ELS:2002, Ready to Work Competition, President's 2015 Budget
  • February 27, 2014: $1.3B for Communities to Improve Manufacturing; 50 Years of Adult Ed; CTE Effectiveness Webinar
  • February 20, 2014: CTE Operations, Alternative Credentials, Developmental Education
  • February 13, 2014: Investing in America's Future, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Job-Driven Training, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Innovative Educational Technologies
  • February 6, 2014: CTE month, Developmental Ed, CCR Standards Institute
  • January 30, 2014: Is College Worth It?, 5 Promise Zones, Undergraduate STEM Education
  • January 23, 2014: College Opportunities for Low-Income Students, High-Impact Learning Technologies, SMART Competition, Workforce and Training Initiative and more.
  • January 16, 2014: New Ideas for Administering Student Financial Aid Programs, College Knowledge Challenge, Critical Employment Skills, Citizen Schools
  • January 9, 2014: Project Win-Win, Financial Aid Toolkit, Engage with OVAE, and Where the Jobs Are


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Last Modified: 09/23/2015