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  • Data Driven: CTE Students Develop Problem-solving, Related Skills

    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 school-based businesses.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/31/2014 11:18:53 AM

  • CEDS 4.0 Released With New CTE-Related Data Elements

    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

  • Workforce Data Quality Update: New Report and Grants

    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 agenda.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/30/2014 3:45:44 PM

  • More Data Emerges on Non-degree Credentials

    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

  • Research Round-up: Early Colleges, I-BEST, Earnings by Major

    An update 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

  • A Quarter of Americans Have an Alternative Credential

    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

  • BLS Releases Employment Projections Through 2022

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released has released the 2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook as well as its employment projections for 2012-2022.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/14/2014 12:02:33 PM

  • College and Career Readiness for Students With Disabilities, GED Test-takers

    While the national dialogue on college and career readiness tends to focus on the needs of the general high school student population, there are other populations who are also impacted by the college and career readiness discussion, including students with disabilities and youth and adults taking the GED test.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/7/2014 9:42:08 AM

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