Two new Gallup-Lumina polls,
one of the general U.S. public and one of American business leaders,
indicate that postsecondary education could be doing better at preparing
students for the workforce.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/26/2014 2:25:11 PM
The U.S. economy gained more than $800 billion in added income in 2012
from community college alumni employed in the U.S. workforce, according
to a recent publication from
the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Student return
on investment was $4.80 and taxpayer return on investment was $6.80 for
every dollar spent on community college education.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/25/2014 4:22:03 PM
According to a new report from
College Measures, graduates with bachelor's degrees awarded in
high-paying, high-demand CTE fields from Florida two-year colleges,
sometimes referred to as $10,000 bachelor's degrees, have higher median
first-year earnings in comparison to graduates from the state's
four-year universities--about $8,000 higher.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/11/2014 4:31:35 PM
A recent white paper from
the White House examines the problem of the long-term unemployed and
the Administration's take on how to get these workers back into the
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/10/2014 11:25:37 AM
CTE students, through hands-on, project-based learning, not only acquire
technical and academic skills but also gain much-needed skills in
problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, communications and other
skills vital to the workplace. Students acquire these competencies
through CTE courses, work-based learning experiences, career and
technical student organization competitions and participation in
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/31/2014 11:18:53 AM
Today the National Center for Education Statistics released the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) 4.0.
CEDS is a national collaborative effort to develop voluntary, common
data standards for a key set of data elements across the education and
workforce pipeline, including data elements with relevance for CTE,
adult education and the workforce.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/31/2014 10:09:24 AM
Recently, the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC),
a national initiative that advocates for inclusive, aligned and
market-relevant data systems used for advancing the nation's skilled
workforce, released an initial report outlining
the campaign's five-point agenda for reform. ACTE was a founding
partner of WDQC and is actively involved in pursuing the campaign's
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/30/2014 3:45:44 PM
A new publication
from the federal Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 tracks the
attainment of a variety of credentials, including undergraduate
certificates, as well as workforce participation and earnings.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/28/2014 4:29:41 PM