We collaborated with ACTE to produce “CTE: Education for a Strong Economy,” a leave behind that we will use to inform legislators and their staff on the Hill about the benefits of CTE and how CTE can help build and sustain our economy. You can access it here.
It begins with a brief overview of the beginnings of CTE and how the 2006 reauthorization changed the landscape of CTE. It then delves into the benefits of CTE – both for students and for the economy. These include dropout prevention, better career prospects, preparation for 21st century careers, and helping the unemployed. Please feel free to use this document to inform policymakers and legislators in your state about the benefits of CTE!