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ERIC Number: EJ909573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
The Promise of Middle-Skill Occupations
Stone, James R., III; Blackman, Orville; Lewis, Morgan
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n5 p22-25 May 2010
Labor market economists argue that it is difficult to fit occupations into a few skill categories, but most will agree that there are at least three. In this schema, high-skill occupations are those in the professional/technical and managerial categories. Low-skill occupations are in the traditional, in-person service and agricultural categories. The rest are middle-skill occupations. There is much focus on high-skill and low-skill occupations, but many jobs and careers fall somewhere in the middle. In this article, the authors give an overview of the characteristics of middle-skill occupations, and the role career and technical education (CTE) plays in preparing workers for those jobs. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A