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ERIC Number: ED526350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 111
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Stone, James R., III; Kotamraju, Pradeep; Steuernagel, Bruce; Green, Kimberly A.
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
This report presents data on job opportunities and skill requirements through 2018 arranged by the 16 career and technical education (CTE) career clusters in the Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006 (Perkins IV). These skill requirements reflect the length and extent of education and training required for the job. The authors detail changes in education requirements by cluster and show that the demand for postsecondary education will increase from 59 to 63 percent of all jobs by 2018. The authors identify the best clusters for those with only a high school diploma, some college/no degree, an Associate's degree, and a Bachelor's degree or better based on demand for and the earnings potential of occupations within those clusters. They compare projected job demand, both in terms of rate and the actual number of jobs added. They also show the number of net new jobs caused by new job creation and replacement jobs caused by workers retiring, moving between career clusters, or permanently leaving the workforce. They then identify the high-demand CTE clusters from these comparisons. Finally, they present wage data by education distribution for the CTE clusters to help identify high-wage clusters and occupations. Added to these data are comparisons of lower wage jobs with the Minimum Earnings Threshold (MET) of $35,000. Program planners can use this information, along with their knowledge of regional labor-market conditions and employer advice, to design and deliver CTE programs that meet workforce needs and the goals of Perkins IV. List of Occupations and Career Clusters is appended. A bibliography is included. (Contains 41 figures, 66 tables and 25 footnotes.) [For related reports, see "Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018. Executive Summary" (ED526351) and "Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018. State Data" (ED526352).]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce