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ERIC Number: ED526351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018. Executive Summary
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Stone, James R., III; Kotamraju, Pradeep; Steuernagel, Bruce; Green, Kimberly A.
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Going directly from high school to college is not possible for everyone. Many who go to college will not do so straight out of high school, and many more need to work to pay for college. Good jobs for people without college degrees certainly still exist, although they are on a steady decline as computers and related technology take over routine functions historically handled by low-skill employees. Still, opportunities will present themselves for workers across the full range of educational preparation in the next decade as the Baby Boom generation retires. The key for students, workers, job counselors and educators will be knowing where to find these opportunities and then matching the right job with the right applicant. That is where this report can help. In the full version of the report, the authors present forecasts on job opportunities and skill requirements through 2018, broken down by the 16 career and technical education (CTE) clusters by the Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006. The Perkins act is a federal program aimed at improving technical education in the United States, and its clusters are widely used by vocational programs and counselors to assist students in preparing for and then finding jobs. It is hoped that program planners across the country will be able to use the information in this report, along with their knowledge of regional labor-market conditions and employer advice to improve outcomes for new graduates. The report offers a detailed portrait of the job landscape that applicants will be facing between now and 2018. For those with high school educations or less, the picture is one of restricted opportunity--there will be jobs for them, but in diminishing quantity and only in certain clusters. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 2 footnotes.) [For the full report, "Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018. State Data," see ED526352.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce
Identifiers - Location: United States