Career and Technical Education: Graduating the Nation’s Future Workforce

EI-e1394054227798I had the opportunity to write an ‘Ednet – Insight’ article from the viewpoint of
industry in the earlier part of November 2014.  EdNET Insightis the K-12 education
industry’s trusted source for information and consulting services, combining the proven power of research and analysis with recognized industry experts to deliver an insightful, comprehensive view of the trends and influences that are shaping the education market today—and tomorrow.” 

The article included the following statistics:

  • The average high school graduation rate for career and technical education (CTE) students is 90.18%, compared with an average national graduation rate of 80%.
  • CTE programs teach students academic and technical skills in the context of career areas, creating relevant learning experiences that can play a significant role in helping them complete high school and prepare themselves for postsecondary education and training.
  • As workers retire and technology advances, the gap between open positions and workers qualified to fill them will continue to widen, and skilled workers with CTE training will be in high demand.
  • Research shows that education and training beyond high school will be required for at least two-thirds of job openings by 2018; CTE programs prepare students to meet these requirements.
Read on to learn more about graduating the Nation’s future workforce and what you can do. Read More »


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