ERIC Number: EJ981992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Career Readiness: Has Its Time Finally Come?
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v87 n3 p16-19 Mar 2012
In 2010, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) released a "What Is Career Ready?" definition. As the career-readiness definition explains, there is much overlap between "college readiness" and "career readiness," but academic preparedness for college alone is not enough to be truly career-ready. Career readiness requires students to have the academic, employability and technical skills needed for employment in today's careers. The ACTE has engaged a number of stakeholders in a dialogue about what it means to be career-ready. In this article, the author outlines the challenges in getting consensus on a career-readiness definition, and what progress has been made thus far.
Descriptors: College Preparation, Stakeholders, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Employment Potential, Employment, Educational Change, Job Skills, Vocational Education, Higher Education
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: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas