Teacher shortages threaten CTE education nationwide. And with 37% of CTE teachers surveyed nationwide planning to leave teaching within the next five years, shortages could increase.
Insights from CTE teachers can inform effective interventions. CTE teachers are most often satisfied with the subjects they teach and the students they teach. However, compensation, testing, external collaborations, and facilities/resources are the most common sources of dissatisfaction.
Reauthorization of Perkins offers new opportunities to increase CTE teacher satisfaction so more high school students have the teachers able to prepare students for the workforce of the future.