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  • Georgetown Report Examines Race in Higher Ed

    Racial stratification in higher education is explored in a recent Georgetown University report, which examines enrollments by race and ethnicity at U.S. postsecondary institutions. The publication brings attention to important issues of access and equality, while also prompting questions about the value and purpose of different postsecondary institutions.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/15/2013 2:25:35 PM

  • Powering Veterans' Careers: Troops to Energy Jobs Initiative

    After two years of learning what does and doesn't work, the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is sharing lessons from its Troops to Energy Jobs Initiative through an online toolkit.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/8/2013 1:33:39 PM

  • WorkAdvance Merges Sector Training and Postemployment Support

    An evaluation of the early years of WorkAdvance, a skills-building model developed by the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity and MDRC, demonstrates the promise of this new model.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/5/2013 4:15:15 PM

  • CTE and Advanced Placement: A Powerful Duo

    CTE and Advanced Placement (AP) may seem worlds apart, but the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and the College Board are collaborating to show the relevance of AP courses and exams to the 16 Career Clusters.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 7/26/2013 4:52:00 PM

  • McKinsey Advocates for More Training Programs and STEM Graduates

    On Wednesday the Committee for Economic Development put on an event discussing the recent McKinsey Global Institute’s report, Game Changers: Five Opportunities for US Growth and Renewal. These game changers are proposed to jump start the economy and substantially contribute to gross domestic product (GDP)

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:42:03 AM

  • Job Engagement Low for Mismatched Workers

    A new Gallup poll finds that U.S. employees with a college degree are less likely to be engaged at work than their peers with lower or higher levels of education. The engagement rating was primarily based on level of agreement with the statement "at work I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day," and varied greatly based on job role.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 12:55:00 PM

  • 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

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