Explore Career and Technical Education
Our society has promoted a four-year degree from a university as the only way to a successful career. However, students aren’t connecting their classes to a career and industries say that our college graduates don’t have the skills needed for the jobs available in the workforce.
Educators must remind students and parents that there are many paths that lead to a successful career. View a successful career path.
The path to success can start with a career and technical education (CTE) program in high school. CTE provides direct correlation to the job market, rather than spending time in a broad field of study with no technical skill training.
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81% of dropouts said that “more real-world learning” may have influenced them to stay in school. A ratio of one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out.
(Association for Career & Technical Education)
Educators at all levels are recognizing that employers need employees with skill sets that the conventional four-year college degree does not provide.
(National Career Development Association)
The “College for All” rhetoric that has been so much a part of the current education reform movement needs to broadened significantly to become a “post high school credential for all.”
(Pathways to Prosperity, Harvard Graduate School of Education)