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
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
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
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
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:34:06 PM
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
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
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
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 12:10:13 PM
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