The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is committed to equity and diversity solutions for educators to help every student fulfill their potential through access to the entire career spectrum. Helping educators understand the nature and impact of micromessages is a crucial component to this effort.NAPE provides professional development and resources for educators to increase the participation of underrepresented populations (women, students of color, students with disabilities, and other groups identified as special populations) in high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand careers. The NAPE Education Foundation believes that if underrepresented populations were prepared to work in STEM and CTAE careers in proportion to their current workforce engagement, then labor demands could be met, U.S. global competitiveness would improve, global challenges could be better addressed, and individual’s economic power would increase, leading to stronger families and communities.
The STEM Equity Pipeline focuses on STEM, including STEM-related Career and Technology Education (CTE), through:
- Program Improvement Process for Equity (PIPE™) – An institutional change program to improve enrollment, retention, and completion of underrepresented students groups
- Equity Training for Educators – Training for teachers to use pedagogy to improve student enrollment, retention and completion
- Equity Workshops for Counselors – Coaching for counselors to encourage women and underrepresented populations in high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand careers
- Equity Tools and Resources – Tools to support the three programs including webinars, research-based materials, and resources to support effective practices