CNA and Senate Caucus Sponsor CTE Briefing

CNA Education, along with the U.S. Senate Caucus on Career and Technical Education (CTE), sponsored a briefing on Capitol Hill on July 12 on how correctional CTE is promoting positive academic, labor market and reentry outcomes. Lul Tesfai, senior policy director at CNA Institute for Public Research, served as moderator for the one-of-a-kind event. Special guests included Senators Tim Kaine (D – VA), Rob Portman (R – OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D – WI).  Panelists Kathie Harris, alternative workforce specialist with Kansas Department of Commerce; Thomas Lane Jr., graphic designer for Maryland Correctional Enterprises; Stefan LoBuglio, director of corrections and reentry at the Council of State Governments Justice Center; and Jack Weber, chief executive officer at Uptown Press discussed recent data on the foundational skills of incarcerated individuals and emerging evidence on the effectiveness of correctional CTE. Other topics included promising approaches to reentry education, including career pathways, across states and localities; strategies for aligning corrections, education and workforce development systems, and federal policies and investments in support of correctional CTE and reentry education.



Fiona Gettinger
Communications Associate
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