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ERIC Number: ED539165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 59
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening Career and Technical Education and 21st Century Skills in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Youth Network
In Spring 2007, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded funds to the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) to undertake an analysis of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Philadelphia, and to make recommendations on how CTE and other forms of career-connected education could better align with Philadelphia standards for college and career success. This analysis was performed with guidance from the Philadelphia Youth Council's Workforce Preparation subcommittee, and with the support of the School Reform Commission and the School District of Philadelphia. PYN worked with the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board (PWIB) to perform extensive analyses of local, regional and state-level labor market data and how they were reflected in CTE offerings; scanned the literature to learn about effective practices in CTE and other forms of career-connected education; and convened employers, school representatives and government officials from the City and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to review the data, draw conclusions and formulate recommendations. This report provides an overview of that process, reviews relevant research, and presents a series of findings, analyses and recommendations designed to improve CTE and career-connected education in the School District of Philadelphia. The scope of this report relates predominately to the city's eight CTE High Schools. Some additional analysis is presented as it relates to the career-connected offerings outside of the eight CTE schools. Attachment 1 presents a list of resources. (For "Strengthening Career and Technical Education and 21st Century Skills in Philadelphia. Executive Summary," see ED539167.]
Philadelphia Youth Network. 714 Market Street Suite 304, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 267-502-3800; Fax: 267-502-3801; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Youth Network
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania