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ERIC Number: EJ981992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Career Readiness: Has Its Time Finally Come?
DeWitt, Stephen
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.
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: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas