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  • Grant Opportunities for Employment and Training Research

    Researchers in CTE, workforce development and related fields, take note: the U.S. Department of Labor, through its contractor IMPAQ International, has announced 10 awards, comprising $80,000 total, to be granted on a competitive basis to doctoral and post-doctoral students for relevant research on policy related to employment and training topics.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:38:00 PM

  • NCICTE Training Series: Making Career Pathways Work

    This week marks the kick-off of an online training series on Making Career Pathways Work: Curricular Design and Instructional Practice, brought to you by the National Center for Innovation in CTE (NCICTE). This training series offers approaches to help strengthen educators' capacity to design and deliver standards-based, integrated curriculum and improve instructional practice in career pathways.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/16/2013 1:04:32 PM

  • Many Americans Say Their Jobs Don't Require a Four-year Degree

    Fifty-seven percent of Americans say their job typically does not require a bachelor's or more advanced degree, according to a recent Gallup poll, the same percentage as in 2005.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/16/2013 1:04:09 PM

  • CTE Credentials Lead to Big Earnings

    Lessons from College Measures, based on tracking return on investment data for postsecondary education from five states, won't be a surprise to CTE advocates: the value of short-term credentials; the importance of field of study to later earnings; and the wage potential of the T and E in STEM.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/10/2013 9:48:39 AM

  • Common Education Data Standards Feedback Needed

    The draft of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) version 4 has been released for public comment. CEDS 4.0 includes over 40 new and revised elements related to CTE teachers, students and programs, including  professional/technical credentials, teacher certification, and work-based learning.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/9/2013 11:21:42 AM

  • CTE Can Help Graduates Stand out on the Job Market

    In a short publication, Georgetown researchers seek to set the record straight on the annual summer spike in unemployment rates. According to Carnevale, Cheah and Gulish, this is an annual cycle of recent college graduates flooding the job market in the summer, temporarily bumping up unemployment rates, then being absorbed into the labor market in the fall.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:24:40 PM

  • Public Perceives a Lack of Workforce Preparedness in U.S. Schools

    In two recent U.S. public opinion polls, less than half of respondents reported that students are being well prepared for the workforce.  This lack of confidence in students' career readiness points to a need for more high-quality CTE, which excels at preparing youth and adults for college and career through its integrated approach to technical, academic and employability skills.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:27:07 PM

  • Pathways Programs Hold Their Own Despite Funding Challenges

    Pathways programs are holding steady or growing, despite funding challenges, reported respondents of a survey conducted by the National Center for College and Career Transitions. This view from the field is generally positive, while showing areas in which there is room for improvement.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:25:17 PM

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