ERIC Number: ED491178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
About to Graduate from High School? Consider Career Education Opportunities. EdSource Student/Parent Guide = Estas por graduarte de la escuela preparatoria? Considera oportunidades para seguir tu educacion de carrera. EdSource guia de estudiantes y padres
Getting a sound education is important to a student's ability to make a good living in a field they will enjoy. For many students graduating from high school, that includes high quality career technical (or vocational) education tailored to a specific job. In California, such programs are available in a wide range of fields, from healthcare to the building trades, from firefighting to computer technology. Both public and private institutions offer career tech programs. Many high schools allow students in their junior and senior years to take courses at institutions outside of the high school--such as regional occupational centers and community colleges--where they can continue their training after they graduate. This Q&A largely focuses on career technical opportunities available after high school and how to evaluate them. [The Spanish version of this document is also included.]
Descriptors: Career Education, Vocational Education, Spanish, High School Graduates, Technical Education, Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, School Choice, Access to Education
EdSource, 520 San Antonio Road, Suite 200, Mountain View, CA 94040-1217. Tel: 650-917-9481; Fax: 650-917-9482.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California