How can I optimize work-based learning after COVID-19?

Creighton Taylor (CEO of Guided Compass), Emily Alonso (CEO of Impact Allies), and Dr. Larry Taylor (the President of National Association of Corporate Directors – Pacific Southwest) collaborated to create a resource for educators. Together they outline key effective strategies identified in high-...

Social-emotional learning makes connections to career success

For the latest in ACTE and Xello’s student career development series, read Connecting Social-emotional Learning to Career Success. This brief was written by Angela Smith, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Education at North Carolina State University. What is social-emotional learning? ...

MoEx provides access to careers in STEM

Currently, careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) grow at three times the rate of non-STEM career pathways. Currently, there are a total of 8.6 million STEM jobs in the U.S. and this is projected to climb. A career in STEM provides future jobseekers with both long-term sustainab...

ACTE & Xello: Unify your district through collaboration

With support from Xello, ACTE launched the third brief in its student career development series, Unifying Your District: Collaborating to Support Student Career Development. Patrick Akos, professor and school counseling program coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, wrote: ...

ACTE & Xello emphasize delivery of real-world experiences through work-based learning

With support from Xello, ACTE launched the second brief in its student career development series, Delivering Real-world Experiences Through Work-based Learning. Kelli Diemer, ACTE’s work-based learning consultant, wrote: “Comprehensive, high-quality career development includes work-based lear...

Professional Prep Academy offers virtual internships during and after the pandemic

In a time when in-person internships aren’t possible, virtual internships provide valuable, real-world experience from the safety of home. The Professional Prep Academy (PPA), developed by Socratic Arts, offers a wide range of virtual internships to help students discover a career passion and l...

ACTE & Xello Publish New Brief on Career Development in the Early Grades

Early career influences are consequential. Career exploration in the early grades exposes students to varied pathways. Hobbies, extracurricular activities and electives in elementary and middle school shape career and technical education (CTE) pathways. Starting Early: Career Development in the E...

Why is it so hard to close the soft skills gap?

The challenge of the century It’s been more than 100 years since the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching released its groundbreaking study that revealed a surprising truth. What really works when it comes to career and workplace success? In the study, 1,500 working engineers were ...

Explore an exciting career: digital marketing manager

Digital marketing managers develop media strategy designed to increase brand awareness and recognition for a company or organization. They design, implement and manage marketing campaigns that promote entities and their products and services. Other responsibilities may include finding and evaluating...

STEM Jobs of the Future: Engineering

Engineering is part two in a new series on STEM jobs of the future, by Ashley Pereira and Jacqui Schlesinger. Read part one, on technology jobs. Engineers touch everything we interact with in daily life. They design bridges. Engineers innovate new beauty products, and they launch space exploratio...