Programs that prepare young people for middle-skill jobs must avoid tracking, and should balance industry-specific preparation with more generalizable skills to equip students for a changing workplace, according to a new set of guidelines proposed by a congressional committee.
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December 26, 2017
Ohio is offering students a new option with their diplomas: They can earn a "career readiness" seal by learning and demonstrating job skills like collaboration and having a good work ethic.
December 22, 2017
The author of a new study on jobs and automation predicts that technology will create more jobs than it will eliminate, and says that it is more essential than ever for business and government to invest in training and retraining workers.
November 29, 2017
A high school in Minnesota is excelling at something that has eluded most schools, and is important as they try to focus on career readiness: enlisting businesses to participate in designing curriculum and teaching students.
November 15, 2017
A new survey of college and university trustees finds that they don't view preparing students for careers as the most important priority of higher education.
August 30, 2017
A Kansas lineman can earn $99,000 a year after five years' experience, and with no bachelor's degree. These kinds of jobs are commanding a lot of attention in a national conversation about college and career readiness.
August 07, 2017
The national rankings of four-year colleges and universities often play a major—although controversial—role in students' thinking about higher education. Now one of the big players in the college-ranking business is turning its scrutiny on two-year trade schools.
August 02, 2017
Which jobs are at risk of being lost to automation, and how can students prepare for those labor-market shifts? A new interactive tool, based on jobs data, offers insight that can help educators guide students in career planning.
July 07, 2017
A report on business-education partnerships offers insight for K-12 educators as they seek to provide experiential learning, especially in career and technical education programs.
July 06, 2017
A new report analyzes states' career-readiness plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act, and finds a lot of promise, but also many missed opportunities.