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ERIC Number: EJ995921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
The Economic Vitality Formula of Success
Konopnicki, Patrick M.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v87 n6 p36-39 Sep 2012
An economic vitality formula of success can be accomplished by creating partnerships between local career and technical education (CTE), and workforce development and economic development entities. Student industry certifications; dynamic partnerships; programs and projects focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); and shared talent among agencies can also be part of the success formula. This article provides insight on how to adapt the economic vitality formula of success to one's school system. With a new CTE mandate from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the April 2012 U.S. Department of Education report, "Investing in America's Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education," can easily become a catalyst for CTE re-invention and a perfect opportunity to take advantage of what already exists in many CTE programs. The formula for success can be a "low-hanging fruit" scenario where local CTE administrators showcase their best CTE programs and try to correlate with economic development and workforce development needs. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia