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  • Associate Degrees Offer Return on Investment

    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

  • Combining Work and Learning to Launch Young Adults Into Careers

    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

  • Work Experience, Well-rounded Education Are Keys to Success

    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

  • Data Driven: Higher Earnings for Career Academy Grads

    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' subsequent earnings.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/2/2013 12:52:26 PM

  • What's the Future of Digital Badges?

    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

  • COWS-CLASP State Profiles Promote Pathways

    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

  • Apply for Transportation Pathways Systems Project

    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 pathways.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 9/25/2013 10:08:15 AM

  • $474.5M Awarded for Skills Training Partnerships

    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

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