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
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 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
Results from a Fordham Institute online survey of
2,000 American parents found that respondents largely want the same
things for their children from education: a strong core curriculum in
reading and math; an emphasis on STEM education; and the instilment of
strong study habits, critical thinking skills and communication skills.
In addition, out of a battery of potential school characteristics deemed
critical by parents, "hands-on/project-based learning" and "vocational
classes or job-related programs" were ranked more critical than average.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/30/2013 1:29:41 PM
2013 ACT-tested graduates continue to struggle to meet ACT's benchmarks
for readiness, while expressing little interest in STEM and fast-growing
career fields. These findings were highlighted in ACT's most recent
publication on The Condition of College and Career Readiness.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/27/2013 2:10:58 PM
ACTE has launched the first in our new Sector Sheet series, CTE: The Key to Economic Development in Advanced Manufacturing,
which explores advanced manufacturing career opportunities and
describes CTE's role in growing the qualified workforce for advanced
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/20/2013 10:41:19 AM
A new analysis from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center finds
that more than 60 percent of students who transferred from two-year to
four-year institutions in the 2005-2006 school year had obtained
bachelor's degrees, while an additional 8 percent were still working on
their degrees, within six years.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/16/2013 10:36:25 AM
This summer, we're reviving our "Data Driven" blog series on how you can
use CTE data and research to make legislators, industry leaders and the
public sit up and take notice! The numbers in this blog series are
advocacy tools you can use.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 8/27/2013 10:32:46 AM