Leaders across the spectrum of American society know that Career Technical Education (CTE) works for America. That is why we have invited CEOs, lawmakers, association leaders and many more to contribute their insight on the importance of CTE in our Friends of CTE series.
Below, you will find persuasive pieces on the value of CTE that were written by leaders from a wide variety of fields who understand the importance of CTE to every facet of the AMerican economy. Each entry contains a unique insight into how we can best deliver high-quality CTE, utilize up-to-date workforce data to give students the whole picture of the jobs that await them after graduation and ensure that the students leaving the American school system possess career-ready skills. CTE advocates are encouraged to print and use the testimonials below in meetings as leave-behinds in meetings with CTE stakeholders.
The persuasive force of industry expertise is a valuable tool for casemaking, and provides a fresh take on the importance of CTE to students, employers and the economy. The resources below support the case for CTE as a driver of economic development, a smart way to improve education outcomes for America's students and a pathway to economic advancement for workers looking to take the next step in their career.
If you are a CTE stakeholder interested in contributing to the Friends of CTE series, or have further quesitons about CTE casemaking, don't hesitate to contact us!
Friends of CTE profiles make great meeting materials! Bring articles to leave for further reading at your next meeting as you make the case for CTE!
Toyota President, CEO Supports CTE as Resource for Employment Opportunities
CompTia's Todd Thibodeaux supports the need for graduates with career-ready skills and industry certificates.
PG&E Uses Public-Private Partnerships
The Strength of America: It’s in the American Workforce and Technical Careers
CTE, Quality Workforce Are Needed
|College Ready for Some or Career Ready |
Adobe's Jana Hambruch explains modern industry's need for CTE educated, career-ready graduates at the secondary level.