• Teaching & Learning

    Career and Technical Education


  • There is one approach that does tend to improve graduation rates and labor market earnings, especially for at risk youth: high-quality career and technical education (CTE).
    Holzer, H.J., Lane, J.I., Rosenblum, D.B.,& Anderson, F. (2011) Where are all the good jobs going
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  • Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.
    What is career and technical education?
    • Encompasses 94 percent of high school students
    • Educates students for a range of career options through 16 Career Clusters® and 79+ pathways
    • Integrates with academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum
    • Fulfills employer needs in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand areas
    • Prepares students to be college- and career-ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills and technical, job-specific skills
    CTE Today!, published by the Association for Career and Technical Education
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