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ERIC Number: ED571237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 48
Abstractor: ERIC
Credentials for All: An Imperative for SREB States
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB's) Commission on Career and Technical Education challenges states to build bridges from high school to postsecondary attainment and career advancement by developing rigorous, relevant career pathways that align secondary, postsecondary, and workplace learning and lead to high-skill, high-wage jobs in high-demand industry sectors. The eight actions in this report offer states policies and practices to help more young people earn the credentials they need to secure good jobs. Such credentials include advanced industry credentials as well as the full spectrum of postsecondary certificates and associate, bachelor's, and graduate degrees. Action 1 describes five essential elements of high-quality career pathways, while Actions 2 through 8 outline elements that support these pathways. As all eight actions make clear, high-quality career pathways involve far more than a sequence of four career and technical education (CTE) courses. Career pathways transform state education and workforce preparation systems by infusing rigor and relevance into learning and changing the nature of curriculum and instruction at the high school and postsecondary levels. Through these actions, states can achieve these key goals: (1) college and career readiness; (2) high school graduation; (3) workplace learning experiences; and (4) postsecondary attainment and career advancement. Contains a list of members of the SREB Commission on Career and Technical Education. [This report was developed by Gene Bottoms and Kirsten Sundell, in consultation with Commission members and other SREB staff.]
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Arkansas; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; North Carolina; Oklahoma; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia