February is National Career and Technical Education Month, and Legal Momentum is pleased to report we were part of the "CTE at the Core" Planning Committee taking place this past Monday, at the 2013 New York Citywide Career & Technical Education Conference.
The feedback we received about our work in the conference, where over 500 New York City educators attended, said our session on recruitment and retention strategies was a huge success. The session gave the attendees expertise, material and information necessary to prepare young women for careers in non-traditional CTE fields. This career option is now more important than ever before. Young girls and women can find opportunities in high-wage and high-demand occupations such as construction and health technician.
Our session covered legal issues (Title IX) related to non-traditional recruitment and key staff roles and strategies for challenging and closing the gender gap in CTE schools. The session was based upon Legal Momentum’s successful Pipeline Project conducted with seven NYC CTE schools.