Resources

Additional Research and Readings on Career and Technical Education:

Education Commission of the States  –  Career and Technical Education Studies

National Association of State Boards of EducationLearning to Work, Working to Learn Report
Recommends “incorporating CTE coursework into existing state academic standard and to develop multiple assessments to measure skill and knowledge attainment.”  The report also suggests facilitating partnerships between industry leaders and schools.

National Center for College and Career TransitionsEmployer Engagement Toolkit
A guide to finding and building strong and sustainable industry partnerships for educators and business.

New America FoundationBeyond The Skills Gap Making Education Work for Students, Employers and Communities by Mary Alice McCarthy
“HEA provides the lion’s share of funding for postsecondary career education, and the policy gaps buried within it are a major reason we continue to face a serious skills mismatch in the economy.”

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)Opportunities and Options: Making Career Preparation Work for Students Report
Recommends:
1) enlist the employer community as a lead partner in defining the pathways and skills most essential in today’s economy.

2) set a higher bar for the quality of career preparation programs, enabling all students to earn a meaningful postsecondary degree or credential.
3) make career readiness matter to schools and students by prioritizing it in accountability systems.

The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education ConsortiumThe State of Career Technical Education — Employer Engagement in CTE Report
The report provides an excellent detail of the employer engagement landscape today with a particular focus on the ways in which states are creating sustained, meaningful employer engagements.  More can be found on the NASDCTEc blog.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF)Talent Supply Chain Website

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