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Arbeit, Caren A.; Leu, Katherine; Dalton, Benjamin – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2017
Well-formulated career and technical education (CTE) programs provide high-quality, coherent instruction that leads to in-demand technical skills and rewarding careers for students from all backgrounds. However, participation in CTE and concentration in specific CTE fields differ by student sociodemographic characteristics. For example, in 2004,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education, Longitudinal Studies
Glennie, Elizabeth; Lauff, Erich; Ottem, Randy – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2017
High school students who complete technical coursework in a given field should be able to demonstrate their skill mastery by passing a technical skill assessment that is recognized in that field. States are using a variety of approaches to assess students' skill attainment, with some adopting industry-recognized assessments linked to national…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Education, Professional Education, State Legislation
Hensley, Elizabeth; Ottem, Randolph; Levesque, Karen – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2017
This report uses data drawn from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS:12), administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the U.S. Department of Education, to present an in-depth look at the career and technical education (CTE) teaching profession today. The purpose of this report is to provide policymakers and…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Elementary Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Career Education
Moyer, Rebecca; Snodgrass, Jeanne; Klein, Steven; Tebben, Chris – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2017
Work-based learning (WBL) has long been used in career and technical education (CTE) to allow students to practice the knowledge and skills they acquire in the classroom within a "real-world" business or industry setting. High-quality work placements reinforce schoolbased instruction by providing students with a context for applying…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Experiential Learning, Simulation, Training Methods
Hinz, Serena; Warkentien, Siri; Hong, Yihua – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2017
This report examines differences in enrollment, departure, and completion at postsecondary, subbaccalaureate career and technical education (CTE) programs among a nationally representative sample of students who first entered postsecondary education in academic year 2011-12. Logistic regression results show that female, Hispanic, Pell…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education, Demography, Enrollment
Rice, Olivia; Hudson, Jordan; Foster, Laura Rasmussen; Klein, Steven – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2016
Work-based learning, an educational strategy that provides students with technical skills and knowledge in an authentic work setting, is often delivered through a Career Technical Education (CTE) or Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program. Both have overlapping structures and content, including experiential learning and career exploration…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Alignment (Education)
Tolbert, Michelle – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2016
Nearly 2.3 million adults are incarcerated in our nation's prisons and jails. Incarcerated adults are, on average, less educated than the general population. Their lack of job skills and a steady employment history, combined with the stigma of their felony convictions, creates significant barriers to reentering the labor market when they are…
Descriptors: Credentials, Correctional Education, Adult Education, Institutionalized Persons
Fitzgerald, Robert; Ottem, Randolph; Hufford, Justine – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2016
This report examines outcomes for grade-12 students in academic years (AY) 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 who were enrolled in a Linked Learning certified pathway (LLCP) in California. Outcomes include student engagement in learning, measured by high school attendance and discipline events, as well as college readiness and postsecondary enrollment.…
Descriptors: Grade 12, Outcomes of Education, High School Students, Vocational Education
Strawn, Julie – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2015
To address the need to connect Americans with learning opportunities, the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education released the present report. Grounded in evidence and informed by effective and emerging practices, "Making Skills Everyone's Business" offers seven strategies that hold great promise for improving the conditions…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Educational Opportunities, Skill Development
Becker, Stacy; Rothschild, Steven – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2015
Profound demographic and technological changes are upon us, changes that pose new and evolving challenges requiring fresh approaches from virtually every sector and system. Education is no exception. As fiscal pressures grow, federal, state, and local governments are cutting back where they can, often in human service budgets. Ironically, these…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Vocational Education, Investment, Educational Finance
Dalton, Ben – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2015
This report examines the labor market outcomes of high school career and technical education (CTE) students. Using nationally representative data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), the report analyzes a recent cohort of high school graduates (the class of 2004) as of 2012, eight years after they had completed high school.…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Vocational Education, High School Graduates, Longitudinal Studies
Overholster, George; Klein, Steven – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2015
A new class of financial tools is being developed to promote human capital investments that benefit society. Social innovation financing (SIF) entails raising private capital to support promising social interventions, with the expectation that those providing the funding will eventually be repaid. Funds are allocated based on service providers'…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Education, Human Capital, Innovation
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2015
The Adult Education--Basic Grants to States program authorized under the" Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of 1998" (AEFLA), enacted as "Title II" of the "Workforce Investment Act of 1998" (WIA) (P.L. 105-220), is the major source of federal support for adult basic education and literacy education programs.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Adult Education, Family Literacy
Staklis, Sandra; Klein, Steve – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2014
The "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006" ("Perkins IV") sets a minimum allocation requirement that secondary and postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) subgrantees must achieve to receive federal financing. An eligible recipient with an allocation below the funding threshold may obtain a…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Resource Allocation, Federal Aid, Federal Regulation
Foster, Laura Rasmussen; Klein, Steve; Elliott, Barbara – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2014
The "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006" ("Perkins IV" or "Act") authorizes federal funding for career and technical education (CTE) and specifies a formula for distributing those funds. Allocations at the secondary level are based on the number of youths ages 5-17 who reside within a local…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas, State Aid
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