What is CTE? Related Documents

CTE - A New Vision

The United States has long held its leading economic status in the world. Propelled by innovation, the competitive character of capitalism, and the spirit of entrepreneurship, our nation thrived as a power house setting both the standards and pace for the world economy. On the heels of national fiscal crises, a flattening globe, and the challenges and opportunities brought on by technology, we must now take a hard look at how our workforce is prepared if the United States is to retain its leadership position in the dynamic global economy.


CTE Works Research

A ratio of one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school. (Plank et al., Dropping Out of High School and the Place of Career and Technical Education, National Research Center for CTE, 2005 )

The more students participate in Career Technical Student Organization activities, the higher their academic motivation, academic engagement, grades, career self-efficacy, college aspirations and employability skills. (Alfeld et al., Looking Inside the Black Box: The Value Added by Career and Technical Student Organizations to Students’ High School Experience, National Research Center for CTE, 2007)

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