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  • Research Round-up: Lost Associate Degrees, Manufacturing Certification Survey, Millennials in Crisis

    Today we bring you a round-up of recent publications that focus on credential attainment and upskilling.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/14/2013 5:15:21 PM

  • OVAE Tackles Improving U.S. Adult Skills

    As I reported last month, the U.S. performed below average on numeracy, literacy and problem solving in technology-rich environments in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills. An event yesterday hosted by the Center for American Progress delved into these findings, proposed solutions and featured an announcement from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) about its plans to address adult skills deficiencies.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/14/2013 5:15:08 PM

  • New Report: The Promise of High-quality CTE

    Recently, key thought leaders in the education and workforce development arena released a new paper outlining the benefits of a high-quality CTE system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/12/2013 10:57:02 AM

  • CTE Fosters the Workforce in Health Care, Energy

    We’re expanding the ACTE Sector Sheet series with two new releases, CTE:The Key to Economic Development in Health Care and CTE: The Key to Economic Development in Energy. The Sector Sheets describe CTE’s role in growing the qualified workforce in these crucial and expanding industry sectors.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/12/2013 10:56:10 AM

  • NASDCTEc Unveils Report on State Standards: Links to Common Career Technical Core

    The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) released a report titled “The State of Career and Technical Education: An Analysis of State CTE Standards.” The report provides an analysis and comparison of state standards related to the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC).

    Posted by Alisha Hyslop at 7/18/2014 4:52:47 PM

  • Few States Have Defined Career Readiness

    How are states defining career readiness? According to a new report from the Center on Education Policy, based on a survey of CTE leaders in 46 states (including the District of Columbia), not many are defining it at all.  Only 14 states have a statewide definition of career readiness, and in only 3 of these states is the definition distinct from the definition of college readiness.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 1:58:30 PM

  • Data Driven: No Bachelor's Degree Needed for Many STEM Jobs

    This entry in our blog series on data and research as tools for CTE advocacy addresses the availability of STEM jobs for those with less than a four-year degree.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/30/2013 3:44:19 PM

  • STEM in Demand: Two- and Four-year Degrees Needed

    The STEM shortage is real and profound, according to recent findings published by Bayer, and is particularly relevant for occupations requiring two- and four-year degrees.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/25/2013 10:59:17 AM

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