Fundamental to NAPE’s mission is the development of education and workforce development programs that expand career opportunities for men and women, especially in high-skill, high-wage nontraditional career fields. Nontraditional careers are those occupations in which one gender comprises less than 25% of the current workforce.  Why is it important for NAPE to promote nontraditional career preparation?

Nontraditional Career Preparation Programs

NAPE provides technical assistance, resources, and professional development on strategies for increasing the participation and completion of students in programs nontraditional for their gender:

Nontraditional Accountability Measures in Perkins IV

Perkins IV includes two accountability measures that require every state and local education agency receiving Perkins funds to increase the participation and completion of underrepresented gender students in nontraditional career and technical education. NAPE provides technical assistance and resources on strategies for improving data collection: