The Career & Technical Education Career Pathway Study
As the U.S. economy continues gaining steam, the supply of “middle-skill” workers will be crucial for sustaining that momentum. Career and Technical Education (CTE) can help our nation meet this challenge.
The rapid pace of technological advancements has driven the need for middle-skills jobs, those that require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree, accounting for more than half of the U.S. labor market. It has also evolved the world of work into one where it will be essential for workers to get training and develop new skills throughout their careers.
Through industry collaborations and hands-on experiential learning, CTE programs are preparing a pipeline of workers that possess the technical competencies and workplace skills to succeed in the most in-demand areas, propelling students to postsecondary education and empowering them to be self-motivated learners able to adapt to change.
The Career and Technical Education Career Pathways study encourages students to self-assess their:
- progress along a CTE career pathway.
- success in deriving maximum benefit from CTE.
- openness to life-long learning.
- readiness to make decisions about post-secondary education and training
This survey should only take a couple minutes. Once complete, we encourage you to apply for our Personal Achievement Scholarship!