CTE: Key to Education Reform, Preparing the Future Workforce

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Aired on: May 10th, 2011

3:30–4:30 p.m. (ET)

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Jan Bray

Jan Bray serves as the Executive Director of the Association for Career and Technical Education, a not-for-profit association representing over 27,000 professionals across the United States. As Executive Director, Jan manages the staff and oversees the development of program services for the members of the association and the CTE profession. She provides leadership on a broad spectrum of education and workforce issues and directs the strategic public policy and public awareness efforts of the association.

This Week's Topic

In this program, you will learn how Career and Technical Education (CTE) plays a role in dropout prevention and school reform. Listeners will hear how CTE provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the career pathway of their choice.


Presentation Slides  pdf

Bottoms, G. (2008).  A Vision for High Schools: Joining Academic and Technical Studies to Promote More Powerful LearningTechniques.

Association for Career and Technical Education.

Building a Portfolio of Options to Ensure All Students Graduate(2010).

Career Clusters. http://www.careerclusters.org/. (2011).

CTE’s Role in Dropout Prevention and Recovery  pdf. http://www.acteonline.org/uploadedFiles/Publications_and_Online_Media/files/Dropouts.pdf. (2007).  ACTE Issue Brief.

Decreasing the Dropout Rates in the United States – Panel Discussion(2006).

Plank, S., DeLuca, S., & Estacion, A. (2005).  Dropping Out of High School and the Place of Career and Technical Education: A Survival Analysis of Surviving High School  pdfNational Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education.

Joining Forces for Student Success: The Emergence of State and Local Policies to Support the Recognition of Academic Credit for CTE Coursework – ACTE Policy Paper. http://www.acteonline.org/uploadedFiles/Publications_and_Online_Media/files/academic_integration_paper_WEB.pdf. (2009).

National Research Center for Career and Technical Education.

What Is “Career Ready”? ACTE Policy Paper  pdf. http://www.acteonline.org/uploadedFiles/Publications_and_Online_Media/files/Career_Readiness_Paper.pdf. (2010).