George Lucas Educational Foundation

Career and Technical Education

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

  • Career and Technical Education

    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.
  • Career and Technical Education

    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.
  • STEM

    A School Rooted in Real-World Learning

    A Philadelphia K–12 school focuses on arts and sciences to foster students’ passions and prepare them for college and careers.
  • Coding in the Classroom

    15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

    With this collection of resources, you can teach your students to code—even if you’re still learning yourself.
  • Family Engagement

    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.
  • Community Partnerships

    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.
  • College Readiness

    Helpful Resources to Share With High School Graduates

    Whether a student is preparing or college or career, the summer after high school can be both exciting and overwhelming. Blogger Matt Davis has gathered some resources educators and parents can share with graduates to help them start planning ahead.
  • Career and Technical Education

    Teacher Recruitment Starting in High School

    From Mississippi to Hawaii, new programs recruit high school students to become teachers.
  • College Readiness

    That "Aha!" Moment of College or Career Readiness

    College and career readiness begins when we learn what students care about and connect them with accomplished individuals in those fields for a view of their future.
  • Literacy

    Literacy Skills in Career and Technical Education Classes

    CTE classes are a great place for literacy lessons as students are presented with authentic texts like technical manuals, computer programs, and blueprints.
  • STEM

    Computer Science: The Future of Education

    Robust computer science curriculum is necessary for our society's future. Here are five steps to engage teachers and students in this critical area of study.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work

    Guest blogger Raleigh Werberger, a high school history and humanities teacher, describes a PBL unit that flipped a class from 'just good enough' to creating a working business model and seeking funds to launch a startup.
  • Education Trends

    Why Should We Care About Vocational Education?

    Blogger Mark Phillips looks at vocational education, the ingrained academic bias against it, and the importance of presenting young people with career training opportunities.
  • Integrated Studies

    Creating Interdisciplinary Projects

    Visit a school where teachers collaborate on projects that connect several subject areas to enhance learning.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness

    Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.