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  • 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

  • CTE Key to Combatting Global Unemployment

    The latest Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Education at a Glance report emphasizes the role of CTE in combatting unemployment globally.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:02:46 PM

  • Early College High Schools: Path to Postsecondary Education

    Early College High Schools, in which students enroll in college courses while completing high school, benefit students and are particularly successful in helping students who are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education to accumulate college credit, according to the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:02:10 PM

  • Bachelor's Degree Not Required for Many STEM Jobs

    STEM is portrayed as the arena of the highly educated-bachelor's and advanced degree holders-but a recent Brookings report shares that half of STEM jobs are for workers with less than a four-year degree. CTE educates youth and adults for many of the occupations described in The Hidden STEM Economy.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:07:40 PM

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