Measuring the Return on Investment for CTE

Publication Pradeep KotamrajuSeptember 2011

Career and technical education (CTE) is increasingly being seen as a major contributor to the recovery of the U.S. economy. However, questions exist as to the effectiveness and impact of CTE. One is whether the federal investment (Carl D. Perkins Act) in CTE is paying off. To answer this, we need to establish the internal efficiency of CTE by comparing the costs and benefits of implementing CTE at the local or state levels. A second question is whether CTE has a measurable impact. This question focuses on external effectiveness.

Kotamraju, P. (2011). Measuring the return on investment for CTE. Techniques, 86(6), 28-31.

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