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National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, 2015
The past few years have seen a persistent and consistent focus on Career Technical Education (CTE), including a particular focus on graduation requirements. This brief from Advance CTE highlights a few ways in which states are exploring embedding and elevating CTE programs, assessments and experiences within their statewide graduation…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Vocational Education, High Schools, High School Students
Kreamer, Kate Blosveren; Zimmermann, Andrea – National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, 2015
Competency-based pathways (CBP) have the potential to open new opportunities for students to learn and demonstrate their learning in meaningful ways that are grounded in application and relevant to their career goals. This brief argues that states can and should leverage CTE when considering how to move K-12 education toward a system marked by…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Performance Based Assessment
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, 2012
Current data indicates that Career Technical Education (CTE) graduates with high school diplomas or postsecondary skills are preparing for careers in fields that are growing or in high-demand. Matching employability skills with workforce demand has been an issue among industries across the nation. CTE provides relevant academic and technical…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Demand Occupations, Labor Market, Occupational Clusters
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, 2011
In today's turbulent economy, how can adult workers best position themselves to secure jobs in high-demand fields where they are more likely to remain competitive and earn more? Further, how can employers up-skill current employees so that they meet increasingly complex job demands? Research indicates that Career Technical Education (CTE) aligned…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Demand Occupations, Occupational Clusters, Labor Force Development