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June 07, 2017

Apprenticeships Key to Solving Workforce Skills Gap, CEOs Say

Leaders in business and government called Wednesday for an intense focus on developing apprenticeship programs and other pathways that can lead young people to good jobs and meet the labor market's need for skilled workers.

May 11, 2017

Stigma Hobbles Career and Technical Education

Families involved in career and technical education give much higher marks to their school experience than those who don't participate. But career-tech-ed still suffers from an outdated, negative image that could be contributing to stagnant enrollment.

January 27, 2017

Trump's Infrastructure Plan: A Fleeting Jobs Boost for HS Grads, Dropouts

President Donald Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure proposal would create a jobs boom for workers with high school educations or less, but that boom would be only temporary, a new study says.

December 22, 2016

How Can Schools Get More Industry Experts Into Career-Tech Programs?

A new report explores what states are doing to get more industry professionals into career-tech classrooms. But key obstacles slow the process, and concerns about teacher quality persist.

October 20, 2016

Do Students Need Licenses or Certifications? A Career-Readiness Question

A new paper from the Brookings Institution raises questions about the value of vocational certificates, and a new help sheet from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tries to explain the misunderstood world of certificates and licenses.

October 10, 2016

Jobs Will Require Ongoing Training, Study Finds

A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that career readiness will be a lifetime project, requiring adults to constantly upgrade their skills to stay well matched to a changing economy.

July 06, 2016

Interest in Teaching Continues to Drop Among High School Students

A new report by the ACT finds that the number of high school students interested in teaching is declining at an "alarming" rate.

June 30, 2016

Importance of College Underscored by Post-Recession Jobs Recovery

As the jobs market recovers from the Great Recession, 99 percent of the new jobs are going to those with at least some college education, a finding that bolsters the argument that young people need more than a high school diploma to thrive in the modern economy.

June 01, 2016

Right Combination of Career, Academic Skills Pays Off for H.S. Grads, Study Finds

High school graduates with advanced math and science, good grades, and a professional license or certificate, earned more than young adults with bachelor's degrees.

May 10, 2016

Coalition Calls for Transformation of Career and Technical Education

Eight groups release a "vision statement" that pushes for K-12, higher education, workforce development and business to work together to create high-quality career-tech programs for students.

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