ERIC Number: EJ888187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Experience--Is It the Chicken or the Egg?
Shinn, Glen C.; Briers, Gary E.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n2 p38-41 Feb 2010
It's hard for young workers to get a foot in the door without experience, yet they can't get experience if they aren't given a chance. Career and technical education (CTE) equips students with the technical and leadership skills that can give them a foot in the door on the their journey to career success. The authors stress the role CTE plays in today's rapidly changing, global environment. They argue that the future of the fusion of knowledge, experience and career development is bright if educators can leverage the three functions of education--(1) formal classroom and laboratory; (2) informal supervised experiences; and (3) relational leadership. The three functions allow and even ensure rigor, relevance and relationships.
Descriptors: Employment Experience, Prerequisites, Entry Workers, Vocational Education, Role of Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Leadership Training, Education Work Relationship
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A