Topic: Career and Technical Education
More and more jobs require some education past high school, yet we are not preparing enough students for college, careers or both. Career pathways from middle and high school through college and into the workplace can accelerate access to the middle class.
SREB’s Commission on Career and Technical Education offered eight actions states can take to build rigorous, relevant career pathways. Supported by policies and practices described in the report, these actions can help states increase the percentage of young adults earning valuable industry and postsecondary credentials.
For the first time in 1998, half of career/technical students at SREB’s High Schools That Work sites met the HSTW achievement goals in reading, mathematics and science. SREB knows that most career/technical students can meet the goals and knows how to make it happen. SREB and partner states must plan and act purposefully to help these students. This publication contains recommendations for actions that states can take to raise standards and achievement.