Here’s How Experts Suggest Schools Strengthen Career and Technical Programs

Career and Technical Education is important for workforce and economic development. Here, we explore best practices to strengthen CTE programs. County government -- as a funder and supporter of public education -- is uniquely situated to help prepare Maryland's learners for the modern workforce. Of growing importance are nontraditional educational and career pathways, like career and technical education (CTE). In fact, a survey published in May 2022 by ECMC Group, a nonprofit corporation focused on higher education financial assistance,…

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Federal Roundup: Election Protections, Clean Energy Incentives, Housing, Broadband, and More

The National Association of Counties (NACo) recently published several resources to help counties stay abreast of the latest news and notes on federal policymaking. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law NACo is constantly updating its interactive BIL funding table with funding opportunities through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Inflation Reduction Act -- Clean Energy Initiatives The Inflation Reduction Act allows counties to pursue clean energy initiatives and reduce emissions through new competitive grant programs, local resiliency investments, and clean…

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