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  • 2013 College Grads Lack Writing, Applied Skills

    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

  • Department of Education Eyes CTE for High School Redesign

    In blog posts this week on the Department of Education’s Homeroom blog, career and technical education took a front and center role as a great example of initiatives by high schools to improve student performance. These blogs are part of a series pushing President Obama’s high school redesign initiative, a proposal for a new competitive program to “encourage school districts to… focus on providing rigorous real-world experiences to students that will put them on a path for succes in both college and careers.”

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:36:00 PM

  • Rep. Langevin Touts CTE & Announces Counseling Legislation

    In an op-ed article for WPRO 99.7 FM radio station in Rhode Island, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, touted the importance of CTE programs as an effective method to “educate and train a workforce capable of filling 21st century jobs.” He also used the article to announce new legislation to strengthening comprehensive career and academic counseling services for students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 12:25:19 PM

  • State Policies Encourage CTE and Career Readiness

    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

  • CTE Caucus Holds First Briefing of 113th Congress

    On Wednesday, May 15, ACTE and the bipartisan Congressional CTE Caucus co-chairs Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) held a briefing for congressional staff title “CTE 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Establishing a Qualified Workforce.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/17/2013 9:24:56 AM

  • CTE Students Better Prepared for Teen Employment

    Recently the Commonwealth Corporation and the Drexel University Center for Labor Markets and Policy joined forces to try and understand the decline in teen employment in Signaling Success: Boosting Teen Employment Prospects. They found that part of the reason for this decline can be attributed to teens' poor interviewing skills and workplace behaviors--with the exception of CTE students.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/13/2013 12:42:43 PM

  • CTE Helps Nation Near 90 Percent Graduation Rate

    The latest annual Building a Grad Nation report finds that, for the first time, the United States is on track to a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the class of 2020.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/13/2013 12:42:43 PM

  • College and Work Ready Report Addresses Literacy and Math Skills Needs

    An event hosted by the National Center for Education and the Economy focused on the release of the organization's new report, "What Does It Really Mean to Be College and Work Ready? The Mathematics and English Literacy Required of First Year Community College Students." A series of six panels discussed the key findings of the report and implications for the education system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/13/2013 12:42:43 PM

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