Career Technical Education
Career and Technical Education provides job skills to high school juniors and seniors, allowing them to join work force after graduation. This may encourage students to pursue additional training and/or university/community college coursework, trade schools, or apprenticeships. CTE Prepares the Qualified Workforce for the future. https://www.acteonline.org/
What makes CTE different?
· CTE Programs are required to have a local advisory board of employers to guide them
· CTE Programs articulate free credits upon program completion with community colleges and universities
· Many CTE programs offer Industry, State or National certifications to students
Metaphoric Toilet & the Widening Skills Gap
Guest post by Mike Rowe, host of TV’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It and the founder of mikeroweWORKS, a campaign designed to reinvigorate the skilled trades.
Mike Rowe talkes about the skills gap and unemployment and how we need vocational training. (7 min)
The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is astonishing. Currently, 5.6 million jobs are vacant. At a time when millions of capable people are unemployed, millions of good jobs exist for anyone willing to learn a skill that’s actually in demand. But no one is lining up to take these jobs. Why? Because We the People have convinced an entire generation that a whole category of critical vocations are simply not worth pursuing. Read the complete article HERE.