Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Education Research
Center are sharing the good news about high school graduation and
dropout rates, while warning that we need to do more to get
out-of-school youth back on track.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/27/2013 3:32:00 PM
A slow but steady economic recovery is in the cards, projects the
authors of a new report from the Georgetown University Center on
Education and the Workforce, with 30 percent of job openings by 2020
requiring some college or an associate degree and fast growth in the
STEM, health care and community services occupations.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:44:05 PM
Throughout the spring, Congress has been
involved in numerous discussions about a comprehensive immigration bill.
The Senate is current debating its bill, S. 744, the Border Security,
Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. While the
majority of this bill has no direct impact on CTE, there are a few
elements with key implications.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:45:50 PM
Many organizations surveyed
recently by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported
they had yet to hire a 2013 college graduate, and 20 percent said it was
because 2013 graduates were underqualified for job openings. Fifty percent of respondents
believed that college graduates lack professionalism or work ethic, and
about 30 percent believed graduates lack leadership, initiative and
critical thinking/problem-solving skills.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 10:33:02 AM
Young adults who characterize themselves as developing 21st century skills often during their last year of education are more than twice as likely to say that they have a high-quality job in which they are successful and valued, according to a Gallup poll.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/13/2013 4:32:53 PM
Much recent debate has focused on community college improvement as part
of the nation's push toward increasing postsecondary credentials.
Community college advocates are taking different approaches to reform,
some from the level of federal and state policy and funding, some from
the perspective of on-the-ground school reforms.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/13/2013 1:03:33 PM
High-quality CTE programs combat non-completion issues through career exploration, career pathways, dual enrollment and articulation, and stackable credentials. These tools equip students to know what they want in a career and to pursue education at varying levels that meet their needs. CTE can also help students who need to work through college earn a higher wage, helping them stay in school and complete their education.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:31:20 PM
In order to ensure that students graduating from high school are college
and career ready, states are placing a higher priority on CTE,
according to a report released earlier this year by the Education Commission of the States.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/4/2013 9:09:37 PM