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
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
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
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/12/2013 10:56:10 AM
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
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
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
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
The financial benefits of postsecondary education are trumpeted in a recent report from
the College Board. In 2011, a person with a bachelor's degree, working
full-time, had median earnings of $56,500, about $21,000 more than a
high school graduate. This gap is slightly narrower than in 2008, but
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/25/2013 10:59:40 AM