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Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports Growth in CTE Educator Employment Opportunities

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August 1, 2014

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports Growth in CTE Educator Employment Opportunities 

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) reported in its OCTAE Connection newsletter that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the occupational forecast for CTE teachers is looking up, but there is still room for growth.

The article notes that "Between 2012 and 2022, CTE teachers' employment is projected to grow by 9 percent overall, varying by level of the educational institution at which they teach. This growth will be driven by the continuing need for training that prepares students for technical careers."

This development is roughly on par with the overall job growth in the United States. However, if greater numbers of students were to opt for CTE courses, the job outlook for CTE professionals would respond in kind. Furthermore, OCTAE stated in the article that "as federal and state governments reduce funding for career and technical education, fewer CTE teachers overall may be hired."

As Congress heads into its August recess today, ACTE members should take this opportunity to reach out to their legislators who will be conducting outreach in their home districts. Policymakers must understand the vital role that CTE plays in preparing America's students for college and career success, as well as the importance of a meaningful federal investment in CTE programs.

To learn more about contacting policymakers during August recess and year-round, click here to visit ACTE's previous coverage of this issue, or visit the CTE Action Center.

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