Thursday, August 28, 2008

Technical Education and Vocational Training Has Value


BullsEyeResumes is a member of the The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). ACTE is the largest professional national education organization that is dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.

Most high school graduates this year are still considering what life beyond high school has in store for them. As high school grads consider career options, they should know that there are huge advantages to post secondary Technical Education and Vocational Training.

When asked about the value of career and technical education in the FAQs on their website, ACTE cites the following statistics:

1. Career and technical education graduates are 10-15 percent more likely to be in the labor force.

2. Career and technical education graduates are also 8-9% more than graduates of totally academic programs, according to a 2001 Russell Sage Foundation study.

3. Students in career and technical education concentrations take more and higher level math classes than their general education counterparts, according to a 2002 NCCTE study.

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