Workforce & Career Education
We believe learning should have no limits, whether in school or in the workplace. Our vision is for every learner to have engaging opportunities for career exploration and development and to access and belong in education and training environments designed with their needs in mind. We also want to equip workplaces with effective practices to recognize, recruit, and retain diverse talent so these well-prepared learners can shape the workforce of the future.
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What is workforce development?
Workforce development is the ongoing preparation and maintenance of a skilled, talented, and motivated workforce through a coordinated investment in individual skill development and capacity building in schools, organizations, and communities (Jacobs, 2003). Across CAST, a strong and engaged team advances our workforce development efforts.
The materials and resources are all designed to help CTE educators understand how they can use UDL to help learners sustain their effort and persistence.
We're improving career and technical education across the state of Michigan by developing a shared professional development vision and a common student-centered language focused on inclusion and the UDL framework.
Together with America Makes, CAST is working with educators and industry partners to create a free digital resource to attract individuals to career pathways in the additive manufacturing industry.
Find out how we're bringing UDL to Career & Technical Education educators across the state of Massachusetts.
Learn more about our work with rural youth exploring connections with outdoor recreation and STEM careers.
We're changing the conversation around who belongs in STEM learning and STEM careers.
We're broadening the participation of underrepresented populations in biofabrication and biomanufacturing using our Biofab Explorer and Eportfolio tools.
We're helping to make the Choose Love™ curriculum more flexible and barrier-free for learners in the NH corrections system.
We're supporting educators in effectively teaching and supporting neurodiverse adult learners interested in pursuing postsecondary programs.
We're building a more inclusive talent pool for futuristic fields as robotics, biofabrication, and hybrid electronics.
We're developing and researching a sustainable model for multigenerational making and learning that can support a STEM career trajectory.
Our STEMfolio tool leverages mobile technologies and competency-based progress monitoring to help youth develop STEM interests and skills.
We're partnering with CTE programs in NH to support hands-on teaching in remote and hybrid environments
Bringing our e-portfolio work into CTE programs so students can show what they know in new ways.
Learn how CAST is helping build stronger career pathways for New Hampshire students in outdoor recreation.
We're building a portable e-portfolio to help document young people's prior learning in competencies relevant to future apprenticeships.