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Glennie, Elizabeth; Lauff, Erich; Studley, Roger; Dalton, Ben – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
Earning industry certifications helps people prepare for jobs in a range of careers. Doing so in high school may help students prepare for college as well. Using administrative data on two cohorts of first-time 9th graders in Florida, we examined whether earning a certification was associated with postsecondary enrollment and degree attainment and…
Descriptors: Career Pathways, Credentials, Certification, High School Students
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Beck, Cindy; Loera, Gustavo; Nakamoto, Jonathan; Parsons, Jan – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
This study aims to explore career technical education (CTE) students' involvement in practicing and promoting mental wellness in schools and communities. Specifically, this study focused on students enrolled in a career and technical student organization (CTSO) leading youth-defined activities raising awareness of risk factors and protective…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Participation, Mental Health, Wellness
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Hernández-Gantes, Victor M.; Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Keighobadi, Sasha – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how a career academy featuring an information technology (IT) theme approached the adoption of the model and the particular curricular focus. We used a case study design to explore the experiences of school personnel and community partners associated with the implementation of the career academy. We found…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Vocational Education, Program Implementation, Small Schools
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Kendricks, Kimberly D.; Arment, Anthony A.; Nedunuri, K. V.; Lowell, Cadance A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
Undergraduate minority retention and graduation rates in STEM disciplines is a nationally recognized challenge for workforce growth and diversification. The Benjamin Banneker Scholars Program (BBSP) was a five-year undergraduate study developed to increase minority student retention and graduation rates at an HBCU. The program structure utilized a…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power