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CTE & Upward Economic Mobility-Global Career Tech Education Podcast Ep. 24 w/Dr. Nzingha Williams

CTE & Upward Economic Mobility-Global Career Tech Education Podcast Ep. 24 w/Dr. Nzingha Williams






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Sylvester Chisom and special guest, Dr. Nzingha Williams explore the role of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in preparing students for success and bridging economic mobility. She discusses the perceptions of CTE among black parents, highlighting the influence of historical figures and emphasizing the value of CTE credentials in closing the wage gap and promoting economic empowerment.


Topics Covered

  • Significance of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in equipping students for success and promoting economic mobility

  • Historical perspectives of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois and their impact on the perception of CTE among black parents

  • Role of partnerships and collaboration in organizing hands-on experiences and career exploration opportunities for students

  • Challenges faced by black parents in understanding CTE opportunities and its contribution to economic mobility

  • Importance of CTE as a bridge to economic mobility, providing practical skills, engaging learning experiences, and viable career pathways

Dr. Nzingha Williams Bio:

Dr. Nzingha Williams is the director of CTE at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte North Carolina where she provides leadership in the strategic planning of career and technical education (CTE) pathway creation, maintenance, and innovation. Nzingha is a member of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2019 Postsecondary Leadership Fellow for ECMC and ACTE, and a 2021 NCSU Research Fellow for ECMC and NCSU.

She is the author of the award winning, dissertation entitled, "History Doesn't Decide for Us: A Case Study of Black Parents and their Perception of Career and Technical Education WIth an In-depth Look at the Philosophies of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois."

She is the host of the, "CTE IN COLOR Podcast" which is a continuation of Dr. Williams’ dissertation of the relationship between career and technical education (CTE) and Black Americans.



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