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ERIC Number: EJ926045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
An Education for All Seasons of Life
Reese, Susan
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v86 n2 p20-23 Feb 2011
Career and technical education (CTE) programs that provide 21st century skills may begin in secondary education, but they are not educating just high school students. Many adults are benefiting from these programs, often at one of America's community colleges. According to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), in the fall of 2007, 11.8 million students were enrolled at 1,173 community colleges in the United States. That includes both full-time and part-time, and credit and non-credit students. Among those who have recognized the significant contribution community colleges have made to expand educational opportunities is Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The reality is that CTE programs at today's community colleges are training not only economically disadvantaged young people, but working professionals as well. Community colleges provide adults with the work and life skills they need to succeed at all junctures in life, in a world in which change is the one constant and lifelong learning essential. (Contains 4 online resources.)
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:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States