The final Career and Technical Education Month fun fact for February is a summary of the benefits of CTE: CTE students are more engaged in their education, graduate from high school at higher rates, score higher on tests, gain critical employability skills, focus on high-wage, high-skill and high-demand careers, earn more money in the labor market, and are the backbone of the future U.S. workforce!
High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates!
The more students participate in Career Technical Student Organization activities, the higher their academic motivation, academic engagement, grades, career self-efficacy and college aspirations—factors often linked to high school graduation.
Career Technical Education is such a win-win. Students are motivated and employers are pleased with the level of job skills in CTE graduates. Bringing those sides together as early as possible virtually guarantees an excellent educational experience and an influx of graduates that promise to drive the economic engine toward a bright future.
Did you know that at a CTE school, applying the knowledge is the whole point? By studying a technical area in addition to academic courses, students are given a leg up not only when it comes to college and career readiness, but also in life.
High school students who graduate with a Career and Technical Education concentration are two and a half times more likely to be employed while pursuing post-secondary education.
A person with a CTE-related associate degree or credential will earn between $5,000 and $20,000 more a year than a person who does not have a CTE-related degree!
CTE provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation.
Ensuring that employers have access to a qualified workforce is a crucial step in ensuring productivity among the business and industry communities as well as continued American economic growth and global competitiveness.
Career and Technical Education prepares students for these and other fulfilling careers by offering integrated programs of study that link secondary and postsecondary education and lead to the attainment of industry-recognized credentials.
Business leaders nationwide report increasing challenges related to addressing the skills gap and connecting qualified professionals with available careers in critical and growing CTE-related fields.
To enhance Career and Technical Education programs at our state’s four community colleges, $21 million dollars has been included in the budget, as well as $2 million dollars for our K-12 students.
Nevada has emerged as an international center for innovation in technology, transportation, and autonomous systems, and has attracted cutting-edge industries, and therefore it is vital students are prepared for careers in advanced manufacturing, nursing, autonomous systems, teaching, and other industries.
Career and Technical Education provides students with career exploration opportunities earlier in their educational experience, which enables them to make informed and beneficial decisions about their academic coursework and purse established programs of study and career pathways.
Career and Technical Education offers students the opportunity to gain the academic, technical, and employability skills necessary for true career readiness, through participation in authentic, meaningful experiences that improve the quality of their education and increase their engagement and achievement.