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  • Immigration Bill Has Implications for CTE

    Throughout the spring, Congress has been involved in numerous discussions about a comprehensive immigration bill. The Senate is current debating its bill, S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. While the majority of this bill has no direct impact on CTE, there are a few elements with key implications.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:45:50 PM

  • 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

  • 21st-century Skills Lead to Better Jobs

    Young adults who characterize themselves as developing 21st century skills often during their last year of education are more than twice as likely to say that they have a high-quality job in which they are successful and valued, according to a Gallup poll.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/13/2013 4:32:53 PM

  • Community College Reform Strategies

    Much recent debate has focused on community college improvement as part of the nation's push toward increasing postsecondary credentials. Community college advocates are taking different approaches to reform, some from the level of federal and state policy and funding, some from the perspective of on-the-ground school reforms.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/13/2013 1:03:33 PM

  • The Price of Non-completion

    High-quality CTE programs combat non-completion issues through career exploration, career pathways, dual enrollment and articulation, and stackable credentials. These tools equip students to know what they want in a career and to pursue education at varying levels that meet their needs. CTE can also help students who need to work through college earn a higher wage, helping them stay in school and complete their education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:31:20 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

  • South Carolina Takes On Programs of Study

    Findings from a long-term review of the South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success initiative, authorized under the state's 2005 Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA), show several positive impacts of the policy on career development and Programs of Study (POS) development.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/30/2013 3:21:15 PM

  • Building Workforce Resilience Through Skills Development

    The U.S. workforce is in need of economic security and increased resilience, according to a report from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. The Cornerstones of Economic Security for Resilient Workers: A Policy Framework for Shared Action charts the trends in the global economy that are undermining the economic security of workers, including rising demand for advanced skills and the prevalence of lower paid, lower wage and temporary work.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/4/2013 9:06:23 PM

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