Leadership Development for Career and Technical Education and Workforce Education

Leadership Development for Career and Technical Education and Workforce Education

May 2005

Panel Discussion Presenters:

David Dean, Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education
James McKenney, American Association of Community Colleges
Rebecca A. Parker, The Ohio State University

Abstract:

This webcast illustrates the critical need for educational leaders at all levels. It is important to understand that in secondary education, also frequently referred to as K-12, career and technical education or career-technology education is used as compared to postsecondary education, where it is termed workforce education. The bottom line is this country continues to need a highly skilled, trained workforce. The education arena has a critical role to play and must have strong leadership to help make the U.S. competitive in this global economy. Panelists share what community colleges are facing in the area of leadership, as well as some strategies being used to meet the leadership need of the postsecondary level. A state perspective is also offered on strategies being used in Ohio and Idaho to implement leadership programs in addressing needs.