Career Technical Education (CTE) can help coordinate and maximize the efforts of educational institutions and businesses, which are both working to create systems that prepare students for the demands of an increasingly high-tech and competitive global economy, according to a new joint report written by education and workforce organizations.
Developing Human Capital: Meeting the Growing Global Need for a Skilled and Educated Workforce was written by National Association of Workforce Boards, Association for Career and Technical Education and McGraw-Hill Education. The report underscores the value of CTE in today’s market and the need to create quality programs by connecting educational institutions with businesses and industry. A well-fused program would poise students of all ages to qualify and compete for high-demand jobs, the report suggests.
“The U.S. and other developed nations need to devote more resources to career and technical education – not just for young people still in school, but even more critically for adults who face barriers to employment due to lack of formal education, English language or other skills,” according to the report.