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Career & Technical Education

Provide students with pathways to postsecondary education and careers by integrating core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge.

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  • How to Design Tech Programs to Prepare Students for the Future

    Coding, engineering, and robotics courses aren’t enough. Students should be taught to think about how technology intersects with communication, creativity, and problem-solving.
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  • Reaching Out to Businesses for Meaningful Career Education

    Regional initiatives can offer high school students hands-on learning experiences with businesses to prepare them for life beyond school.
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  • A Tech Support Center Run by Students

    High school students develop real-world skills by providing on-site tech support to their classmates and school staff.
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  • Running a Business in School

    Students learn skills like maintaining inventory, marketing, and scheduling while working in a cafe as part of a business class.
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  • Diverse Students Find a Home in Esports

    A fast-growing industry is making its mark in U.S. schools. Its proponents say it’s far more inclusive than traditional sports—and paves the way to future careers.
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  • The Benefits of Providing Career Pathways in High School

    An assistant principal explains how a focus on industrial arts can generate enthusiasm among high school students.
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  • How to Prepare Students for the Workplace Through Certifications

    Creating courses around industry certifications can give students an advantage in the job search after graduation.
    551
  • CTE and the Demands of the Moment

    Modern career and technical education programs emphasize both college and career readiness—even during a pandemic.
    558
  • Resources for Building Community Partnerships

    Learn how schools can benefit from the support and expertise of local businesses, organizations, and individuals, and discover strategies for fostering successful business and community partnerships.
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  • Teacher Recruitment Starting in High School

    From Mississippi to Hawaii, new programs recruit high school students to become teachers.
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  • Using Project-Based Learning to Prepare Students for Cutting-Edge Careers

    Hoping to prepare high school graduates to solve complex, real-world problems, an Ohio STEM school found answers in project-based learning.
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  • Modernizing Career and Technical Education

    As jobs increasingly require new skills, high schools revive programs that help students explore careers in the course of their studies.
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  • Transition Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Administrators

    Matt Davis has highlighted resources for parents, teachers, and administrators that can help students make the transition into elementary, middle, and high school -- and beyond.
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  • Making Career Connections in Every Classroom

    Building real-world work skills and authentic activities into lessons helps students see a path beyond high school.
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  • How an Apprenticeship Model Engaged Students and Turned a School Around

    At Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, educators think of school as an apprenticeship for kids’ futures—and it’s working.
    425

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