Increase Student Access and Success in CTE and STEM Nontraditional Career PathwProgram Improvement Process for Equityays: NAPE’s Program Improvement Process for Equity(TM) (PIPE)

This webinar showcases how four different educational institutions across the U.S. are using PIPE to identify equity gaps, explore root causes, and implement evidence- and research-based strategies to close gaps in the participation and completion of students in CTE/STEM programs of study.


NAPE’s Program Improvement Process for Equity (PIPE) provides secondary and postsecondary teams of educators with a powerful process to identify equity gaps in the participation and completion of students in CTE/STEM programs of study by gender, race and ethnicity, and special population status; equips them with tools to conduct meaningful action research to explore the “root causes” for those gaps; and provides mechanisms to identify and implement evidence- and research-based strategies to close those gaps. Join this interactive webinar to learn how the College of Southern Nevada is using action research to understand and address participation gaps in CTE STEM programs of study; how Vantage Career Center in Ohio and Roseburg High School in Oregon are effectively recruiting and retaining girls in Manufacturing and other nontraditional STEM pathways; and how Cedar Rapids Community Schools is integrating the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) with PIPE to help educators to identify and address implicit biases that create barriers to students’ success in CTE.

Intended Audience

Secondary, Community College and State level administrators/faculty/staff and program coordinators/counselors/advisors interested in increasing the participation and completion of students in STEM and CTE programs. 


  1. Learn the components of NAPE’s Program Improvement Process for Equity (PIPE) to identify and address equity gaps in the participation and completion of students in CTE and STEM nontraditional career preparation programs.
  2. Explore specific examples from the field as to effective practices in action research and strategy implementation
  3. Identify one to two specific action steps to implement at your institution or in your state


  • Ben Williams PhD, Director of Special Projects, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)
  • Diona Williams, CTE Senior Specialist, PIPE Co-Lead, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sheri Carson, CTE Division Leader, Roseburg High School, Roseburg, Oregon
  • Mary Jo Wilhelm, Community Relations Coordinator, Vantage Career Center, Van Wert, Ohio
  • Ken Morris, Manager of Student Equity, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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