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  • CTE and Advanced Placement: A Powerful Duo

    CTE and Advanced Placement (AP) may seem worlds apart, but the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and the College Board are collaborating to show the relevance of AP courses and exams to the 16 Career Clusters.

    Posted by Alisha Hyslop at 7/18/2014 4:55:39 PM

  • McKinsey Advocates for More Training Programs and STEM Graduates

    On Wednesday the Committee for Economic Development put on an event discussing the recent McKinsey Global Institute’s report, Game Changers: Five Opportunities for US Growth and Renewal. These game changers are proposed to jump start the economy and substantially contribute to gross domestic product (GDP)

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:42:03 AM

  • Job Engagement Low for Mismatched Workers

    A new Gallup poll finds that U.S. employees with a college degree are less likely to be engaged at work than their peers with lower or higher levels of education. The engagement rating was primarily based on level of agreement with the statement "at work I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day," and varied greatly based on job role.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 12:55:00 PM

  • Online Resources Support Job Seekers, Disconnected Youth

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has developed resources to help job seekers and CTE and workforce development professionals better identify high-wage, high-growth and high-demand occupations.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:34:06 PM

  • OECD: Much to Praise, Some Concerns About U.S. Postsecondary CTE

    A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report paints a mixed picture of postsecondary CTE in the United States, praising CTE's flexibility, innovation and inclusion while citing challenges that result from decentralization, such as uneven quality and a lack of transparency and coherency that can affect student ability to make informed choices.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/12/2013 2:08:58 PM

  • Postsecondary Attainment Shows Slow But Steady Rise

    A recent Lumina publication reports a slow but steady increase in U.S. postsecondary attainment, while emphasizing how far we have to go toward reaching the foundation's goal of 60 percent of Americans with postsecondary credentials, including certificates, by 2025.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 1:02:00 PM

  • Work Readiness Gap Analysis: Is CTE the Answer?

    An analysis of ACT WorkKeys scores, compared to skills required in high-wage, high-demand and fast-growing jobs, has found significant gaps between examinee skills and job requirements, particularly when it comes to locating information. However, test-taker skills and job needs were better matched on the middle level-meaning students with a postsecondary certificate or associate degree, by and large, had the skills needed for jobs that require a postsecondary certificate or associate degree-than for education and jobs at higher or lower levels of education and work requirements.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 12:10:13 PM

  • Four-year Degree Not Required

    Four-year college may not be the answer for all students, based on major and career area of interest, according to the authors of a recent Brookings publication. On average, there are benefits of getting a bachelor's degree that outweigh costs. But, to quote Should Everyone Go To College?  authors Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill, "the key phrase here is 'on average'."

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:08:23 PM

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