News & Announcements


  • Summer PD Opportunity

    Wayne State University & Ford Motor Company Fund  invite you to: When will I ever use this? A professional learning experience for Middle School Math Teachers with Real Answers!  Including a $300 Honorarium and 18 hours of PD at NO COST!  Download the flyer and lear more here.

  • Ford STEM Community Challenge

    Announcing the Inaugural Ford STEM Community Challenge Ford Motor Company is reaching out to Ford NGL high school career academies to request proposals for the inaugural, innovative grant-making initiative: The Ford STEM Community Challenge: Building Sustainable Communities. At Ford, we understand that to be a truly sustainable organization, we must play an active role in the larger community and help to address a wide range of vital issues – from education to safety to mobility. This...

  • Ford NGL Industry Council Learning Lab

            Ford NGL Industry Council Learning Lab Overview On September 9-11, 2015 our Ford NGL Community colleagues in the Coachella Valley, CA are bringing together the best and the brightest from their region's Industry Council network to host an exclusive Ford NGL Industry Council Learning Lab.  The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) team will take participants behind the scenes for an exclusive experience revealing the ingredients to...

  • Free Curriculum

    This September all of the Ford PAS Modules (print versions) will be available for FREE! All you have to do is reserve your set/s!  Limited quantaties available. Whole sets only. Reserve your set here!

  • Career-Themed Academies Fill Local Jobs

    Margo Pierce May 2015 "Welding is life." That assertion could be a bumper sticker or a poster in Jerry Burke's classroom at Jeffersontown High School in Louisville, KY. As the welding technology instructor and a certified welding inspector, he oversees all the training and certification testing for students in the career academies at his school. The academies at 15 of the high schools in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) are designed to link technical training with...

  • Ford STEM Academies Tackle Real World Problems

    Joann Muller Forbes Staff 5/05/2015  It’s 9 o’clock, and 25 ninth graders at Jeffersontown High School in Louisville, Ky., are hard at work, trying to solve a vexing math problem: how to build a sturdy, life-size boat out of nothing but cardboard and duct tape. It’s not just a math problem. It’s a physics project, too, and a lesson in computer-aided design. Working in small groups, boys and girls are on their knees, or sitting cross-legged on the floor,...

  • Superintendent's View: Rockford schools marching toward greatness

    By Ehren Jarrett Posted Jan. 17, 2015 at 1:02 PM Updated Jan 17, 2015 at 3:26 PM As part of my comments at last year’s Chamber Education Outlook Luncheon, I shared lessons from the 20-Mile March, the story of two teams with starkly different approaches to reaching the South Pole. Roald Amundsen believed in a slow and steady march. His team reached the South Pole first, and survived. The other team followed more than a month later, and died on the return trip. We don’t push the...

  • New CTE Model is a plus for schools and students

    A Florida career academy produces measurable gains for students by creating a new synergy between career-technical education and the economic needs of a community. By Ilene Kantrov When vocational and work-based learning is paired with rigorous academic learning, the results can be amazing, as in the case of students at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Fla. Read the entire article here. 

  • STEM is CTE

    CTE Is Hot Topic for Senate Auto Caucus July 25, 2014 Brendan Desetti In a briefing on the workforce needs of the automotive industry, CTE programs and the Perkins Act took center stage as critical to ensuring a healthy, skilled workforce for the auto industry and advanced manufacturing. Hosted by the Senate Auto Caucus and its co-chairs, Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sander Levin (D-MI), the briefing featured a panel of auto industry experts from Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda and the...

  • Marshall Goldsmith Confirmed for Ford NGL Conference

    Ford NGL is excited to announce our 2014 conference keynote speaker, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.  Dr. Marshall Goldsmithhas been recognized again as one of the top ten Most-Influential Business Thinkers in the World and the top-ranked executive coach at the 2013 biennial Thinkers50 ceremony in London. Dr. Goldsmith is the author or editor of 34 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries.  He...