Employer engagement is fundamental to building and sustaining high-quality CTE programs. As skill gaps and labor realignments continue to impact the workforce, it is crucial that CTE leaders effectively communicate the return on investment CTE provides to both learners and employers to fully leverage CTE’s potential to develop job-ready individuals in in-demand fields.
Shifting the Skills Conversation: Employer Attitudes and Outcomes of Career Technical Education highlights findings from a national survey of more than 300 professionals actively involved in hiring decisions in predominantly in-demand fields. The findings demonstrate strong support for CTE, robust alignment with top skill needs, and widespread interest in starting, expanding, and increasing funding for partnerships with CTE programs.
Leverage these tools in your advocacy work:
- Shifting the Skills Conversation: Employer Attitudes and Outcomes of Career Technical Education
Insights on top skills desired by employers, their attitudes toward CTE, and their current involvement in CTE partnerships based on a national survey of over 300 employers.
- A Fact Sheet ready-made for stakeholders with key statistics from the findings
- A Core Messages document that provides top messages for employers about CTE’s impact with supporting data