Making the Case for CTE: What the Research Shows

Publication March 2013

Nearly all students in high school take CTE coursework, and most students in community colleges major in career-oriented/CTE programs. This presentation highlighted research-based evidence demonstrating the power of CTE to get students engaged in learning, improve their academic and technical achievement, raise high school graduation rates, and promote students’ successful transition into and completion of community college career programs. Attendees learned more about the impact of “majoring” in CTE, the importance of curriculum integration and CTE’s connections to the common core state standards, and more.

Stone, J. R. III (2013, March). Making the case for CTE: What the research shows. Presentation made at the Association for Career and Technical Education’s 2013 National Policy Seminar, Arlington, VA.

This presentation is quite large. For ease of downloading, we have broken it into three parts: