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Category: Nontraditional Careers

Best Practices for Recruiting Students into Nontraditional STEM and CTE Programs and Pathways

Best Practices for Recruiting Students into Nontraditional STEM and CTE Programs and Pathways

Recruiting nontraditional students into STEM and CTE programs and pathways can be a significant challenge. Understanding the root causes is crucial to sustainable change; however, recruitment remains one of the biggest hurdles to participation. In this workshop, we review the best practices for recruitment, and participants explore strategies that will work best for their population.

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To change outcomes, identify and address root causes

Root Cause Analysis for Nontraditional CTE Pathways

For diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, we must find the root causes for our specific populations before diving in with well-intentioned interventions that may miss the mark and leave us no better than before we started. In this post with a recorded workshop, we teach participants how to do a root cause analysis to help uncover the root causes of the more visible symptoms and problems like persistence or interest in nontraditional careers.

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Top 10 Root Causes for participation and completion in nontraditional pathyways

Barriers and Root Causes to Access & Success in CTE & STEM

In this 90-minute virtual workshop recording, I introduce the top 10 root causes for participation and completion in pathways to Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers through the lens of the 4-I’s of oppression. Download a handout at the end of the post.

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What is a root cause and why do we need to find it?

What is a root cause, and why do we need to find it?

For issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we must find the root causes for our specific populations before diving in with well-intentioned interventions that may miss the mark and leave us no better than before we started. In this 3.5-minute illustrative video, we challenge you to act like a child and don’t stop asking why until you get to the bottom of things.

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Nontraditional Careers in CTE and STEM

Nontraditional Careers: Interviews

In this series, we interview people in careers nontraditional for their gender. Role models are important for inspiring others to pursue nontraditional careers, so we hope you are inspired by our guests’ stories!

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