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Why Career and Technical Education (CTE)

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Why Career and Technical Education (CTE)

  1. 1. Broward College Sean Gallagan, Ph.D. Associate Dean – Transportation Programs sgallaga@broward.edu Why Career and Technical Education (CTE) is More Important than Ever…
  2. 2. Career and Technical Education is an educational model that aligns secondary and postsecondary education to labor market demand, and provides students with the technical, academic, and employability knowledge and skills they need for success. Put simply, CTE prepares students for careers of their choice. What Is Career & Technical Education (CTE)?
  3. 3. CTE today is not old-school vocational education by another name! What Is Career & Technical Education (CTE)?
  4. 4. CTE Works for American Business and Industry CTE is providing a sustained, skilled workforce • The baby boomers are leaving America’s workforce—with 10,000 turning 65 every day for the next 19 years. • CTE is preparing a highly-skilled, sustainable workforce with the technical expertise, work ethic and employability skills that American business and industry need to remain globally competitive. • Internships, apprenticeships, teacher externships, work-based learning opportunities, and cooperative education programs are putting students and potential employers together—and driving innovation and world-class performance. Why Career & Technical Education (CTE)?
  5. 5. CTE Works for America’s Economy CTE is developing a productive workforce ready for the careers of tomorrow • CTE is generating higher personal income through lifelong education and preparation for high-skill, high-demand and high-paying positions. It all adds up to a better education, better paid workforce—and that means a more robust economy across the entire nation. • CTE is generating higher personal income through lifelong education and preparation for high-skill, high-demand and high-paying positions. • It all adds up to a better-educated, better paid workforce—and that means a more robust economy across the entire nation. Why Career & Technical Education (CTE)?
  6. 6. CTE Works for America’s Communities CTE improves the return investment in education • CTE is developing our next generation of skilled workers, technology innovators, entrepreneurs and community leaders in America’s rural, suburban and urban communities. • Through CTE, students become more aware of the many career options available to them, including starting their own enterprises. • CTE improves the return on our investment in education at the local, state and federal levels— developing a more highly-educated workforce with better skills, technical expertise and great ideas. • CTE provides the “know how” and the “how to” for America’s future—from coast to coast, from border to border. Why Career & Technical Education (CTE)?
  7. 7. CTE Works for Student Achievement CTE is learning that works for America’s schools—and America’s students • Students in CTE programs have a higher-than-average high school graduation rate. • CTE students outperform their peers in reading and math—at both the secondary and postsecondary level. • CTE students surpassed state target performance levels in secondary reading/language arts, secondary mathematics, and in both secondary and postsecondary technical skill attainment. • High-risk students in CTE programs are 8 to 10 times less likely to drop out of high school in 11th or 12th grades. Why Career & Technical Education (CTE)?
  8. 8. Florida has targeted 17 Career Clusters: Why CTE is Important to Florida? • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career Cluster • Architecture & Construction Career Cluster • Arts, A/V Technology & Communication Career Cluster • Business Management & Administration Career Cluster • Education & Training Career Cluster • Energy Career Cluster • Engineering & Technology Education Career Cluster • Finance Career Cluster • Government & Public Administration Career Cluster • Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster • Human Services Career Cluster • Information Technology Career Cluster • Law, Public Safety & Security Career Cluster • Manufacturing Career Cluster • Marketing, Sales & Service Career Cluster • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster
  9. 9. Top 5 are all in Florida Why CTE is Important to Florida? TOP 5 Career Clusters™ with Fastest Growth (by % change in employment by 2018) 1) Information Technology: +23% 2) Health Science: +21% 3) Human Services: +19% 4) Law, Public Safety, Corrections, Security: +14% 5) Education & Training: +14% TOP 5 Largest Career Clusters™ (by total employment by 2018) 1) Business, Management & Administration: 23,847,200 2) Marketing, Sales & Service: 22,377,400 3) Hospitality & Tourism: 20,693,800 4) Health Science: 13,444,800 5) Transportation, Distribution & Logistics: 12,624,900
  10. 10. Why CTE is Important to Florida?
  11. 11. What is Broward College Doing? • Partnering with Industry • Partnering with Public Schools • Partnering with Technical Colleges • Partnering with Trade Organizations • Partnering with Colleges and Universities • Partnering with you!
  12. 12. Q&A • Resources and Cited Information: • www.Broward.edu • www.fldoe.org • www.acteonline.org • www.ctsos.org • www.nationalskillscoalition.org • www.careertech.org

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