Associate degree holders earn an annual rate of return of four percent
on their college investment, in comparison to workers with a high school
diploma as their highest credential, according to new research from
the Nexus Research and Policy Center and the American Institutes for
Research. This return on investment (ROI) can be even higher given
certain institutional characteristics and educational choices, including
majoring in health and other CTE fields.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/9/2013 12:39:01 PM
Young adults are delaying their launch into careers and taking longer to achieve median earnings, according to a new report
from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce. The
publication proposes helping younger people ramp up into careers through
work-based learning, flexible work arrangements and transparency about
how education connects to careers.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/7/2013 5:19:16 PM
An analysis of several polls administered
to the U.S. public and to U.S. hiring decisionmakers finds that a
well-rounded education, accompanied by work experience, are major
factors in career success.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/3/2013 5:02:32 PM
Today in our blog series on data and research as tools for CTE advocacy,
we focus on the impact attending a career academy has on students'
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/2/2013 12:52:26 PM
As learning expands beyond the classroom into the digital space, a recent report from the Alliance of Excellent Education asks how skills and competencies can be assessed through digital badges.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/30/2013 5:02:18 PM
The Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) have collaborated on a set of profiles that describe the characteristics of those in need of better skills and wages in each state.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 9/26/2013 10:27:14 AM
Applications are now being accepted for Phase II of the Advancing Career and Technical Education (CTE) in State and Local Career Pathways Systems project.
This project helps states integrate Programs of Study into broader
career pathways systems. Three states will be chosen for Phase
II, and this time the project will focus on transportation-related
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 9/25/2013 10:08:15 AM
The latest round of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants has
been awarded to community colleges and universities around the country
for the development and expansion of innovative training programs in
partnership with local employers.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:47:08 PM