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Document Number: 6379

Career and Technical Education in Pennsylvania: Opportunities for Commonwealth Policy - Though geared toward Pennsylvania, the recommendations are of value for other states seeking to improve their career and technical education (CTE) programs. Based on a review of existing CTE policies in Pennsylvania and a variety of other sources, the authors provide numerous recommendations for enhancing CTE in the state, related to: (1) academic rigor, (2) industry relevance, (3) postsecondary transition, (4) state leadership and capacity, and (5) requiring the Pennsylvania department of education to take a much stronger leadership role and an increased role in quality control and program review. The report also identifies key components of other states’ CTE programs, including adopting nationally recognized industry standards and paying attention to the transition to postsecondary education and careers. (Jobs for the Future, February 2005)...

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