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May 08, 2019

Now There's a National 'Signing Day' for Career Programs

Starting today, students who choose careers in the skilled trades have a nationwide event designed to celebrate their decisions.

April 03, 2019

Is There a Mismatch Between Career-Tech Ed and Good Jobs?

Though celebrated as a way to funnel young people into good jobs without the debt of a bachelor's degree, career technical education is not matching students with jobs that pay well and are most plentiful, a report says.

April 17, 2018

Career-Tech-Ed Students: As Conscientious and Hardworking as Their Peers

Students who take a lot of career-tech-ed courses in high school are hard workers who tend to skip class less often, a new study finds.

March 23, 2018

Obama Foundation Launches Workforce-Training Program for Chicago Youth

The Obama Foundation and the Urban Alliance have launched a program that will provide workforce training for high school students in Chicago.

January 11, 2018

Training Young People for Middle-Skill Jobs: New Guidelines Proposed

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.

November 29, 2017

Getting Businesses Involved in Schools: What's the Secret Sauce?

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.

October 31, 2017

Career and Tech Ed. Courses Don't Boost Chances of College-Going, Study Finds

A new study finds that career and technical education courses can reduce dropping out in high school, and increase on-time graduation. But it also finds that CTE courses don't necessarily boost college enrollment rates.

October 20, 2017

U.S. Education Needs to Move Past Its 'Fixation on the Bachelor's Degree,' Study Says

Yet another research study argues that educators and policymakers must move away from their focus on the bachelor's degree and embrace the promise of certificates and associate degrees. Many jobs that pay well do not require bachelor's degrees.

October 18, 2017

When Removing Barriers to Career-Tech-Ed Programs Gets Tricky

A controversy erupts in Philadelphia as it opens its elite career-tech-ed high schools to all students.

August 30, 2017

How a Wichita Lineman Is Changing the Conversation About College Readiness

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.

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