According to a new report from
College Measures, graduates with bachelor's degrees awarded in
high-paying, high-demand CTE fields from Florida two-year colleges,
sometimes referred to as $10,000 bachelor's degrees, have higher median
first-year earnings in comparison to graduates from the state's
four-year universities--about $8,000 higher.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/11/2014 4:31:35 PM
A recent white paper from
the White House examines the problem of the long-term unemployed and
the Administration's take on how to get these workers back into the
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/10/2014 11:25:37 AM
CTE students, through hands-on, project-based learning, not only acquire
technical and academic skills but also gain much-needed skills in
problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, communications and other
skills vital to the workplace. Students acquire these competencies
through CTE courses, work-based learning experiences, career and
technical student organization competitions and participation in
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/31/2014 11:18:53 AM
Today the National Center for Education Statistics released the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) 4.0.
CEDS is a national collaborative effort to develop voluntary, common
data standards for a key set of data elements across the education and
workforce pipeline, including data elements with relevance for CTE,
adult education and the workforce.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/31/2014 10:09:24 AM
Recently, the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC),
a national initiative that advocates for inclusive, aligned and
market-relevant data systems used for advancing the nation's skilled
workforce, released an initial report outlining
the campaign's five-point agenda for reform. ACTE was a founding
partner of WDQC and is actively involved in pursuing the campaign's
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/30/2014 3:45:44 PM
A new publication
from the federal Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 tracks the
attainment of a variety of credentials, including undergraduate
certificates, as well as workforce participation and earnings.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/28/2014 4:29:41 PM
of an American Institutes for Research study on Early College High
Schools, which added an extra year of data to the previously published
analysis, finds that 81 percent of Early College students had enrolled
in postsecondary education, compared to 72 percent of their peers not in
Early College High Schools. In addition, within the two years following
high school, 23 percent of Early College students had received an
associate degree, compared to just 2 percent of other students.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/27/2014 5:25:54 PM
According to a new U.S. Census report,
in fall 2012, about 25 percent, or more than 50 million U.S. adults,
held a professional certification, license or educational certificate.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/17/2014 2:15:19 PM