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Conneely, Nancy; Hyslop, Alisha – Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2018
For nearly a century, career and technical education (CTE) programs across the United States have focused on equipping students with technical and life skills to help them become productive citizens. This brief report presents the benefits of CTE.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Benefits, Skill Development, Job Skills
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2017
In 2016, 42 states carried out a total of 139 policy actions relevant to CTE, including laws, executive orders, board of education actions, budget provisions and ballot initiatives. This represents an increase over 2015 activity. Several states passed packages of legislation impacting multiple elements of CTE programming, such as…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Career Readiness
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2017
In the 2017 calendar year, 49 states and Washington, D.C., carried out a total of 241 policy actions related to CTE and career readiness, including legislation, executive orders, board of education actions and budget provisions. This is a marked increase from 2016, one that reflects the priorities of state leaders. According to the Education…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Career Readiness
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2015
Technical, academic and employability knowledge and skills are essential for youth and adults to be lifelong learners, informed citizens and prepared and adaptable members of the workforce. CTE imparts these skills through engaging, relevant hands-on learning, integrated with academics, for all students, including those living in rural settings…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Rural Education, Role of Education, Learner Engagement
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2012
This Issue Brief explores the promising role that career and technical education programs play in addressing key student achievement issues facing urban schools. CTE programs engage urban students by providing rigorous and relevant coursework, fostering positive relationships, establishing clear pathways and connecting education and…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Vocational Education, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2012
This Issue Brief will explore the integral role that career and technical education (CTE) curricula and programs can play in addressing the leadership skills gap facing employers. CTE fosters future leaders by providing leadership training in class and through related activities, by placing students in workplace contexts where they can receive…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Leadership Training, On the Job Training, Skill Development