Career and Technical Education: Building New Pathways into the Labor Market

Today’s career and technical education (CTE) is not yesterday’s vocational education, and it’s not just for non-college goers. The National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education (CPE) new report, “Career and Technical Education: Building New Pathways into the Labor Market,” finds that CTE provides multiple pathways into a variety of careers for high school and post-secondary students. When it combines high-level academics with technical training, CTE helps all students become more academically competitive, including those planning to enter the workforce shortly after graduating from high schools. The Center’s work provides more evidence that what students do in high school is as important for students who elect to forgo college as it is for students who go on to college.