Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets

Know the Issues

Work-based learning provides learners the opportunity to learn and apply employability and technical skills that support success in careers and postsecondary education. 

(April, 2021)

An overview of the Perkins V reserve funds, including how states plan to use this funding and innovative state examples. 

(January, 2021)

An overview of the Perkins V comprehensive local needs assessment (CLNA), including what this entails, the impact and innovative state examples. 

(January, 2021)

An overview of Perkins including its purpose, how funds are distributed and why Perkins is an investment that matters.

(November, 2020)

An overview of the variety of ways and places in which CTE can be delivered to learners.                               

(September, 2020)

Compelling state and national data on how CTE learners excel in K-12 education, college and careers.

(August, 2020)

This comprehensive glossary describes the terms and phrases frequently used in Career Technical Education (CTE).

(July, 2020)

An explanation of how CTE prepares learners for the future of work.                                                              

(July, 2020)

An explanation of how CTE and dual enrollment intersect and provide more opportunities for learners.

(June, 2020)

A demonstration of how work-based learning can be provided across the continuum in a physically distant world.

(June, 2020)

Rethink how to provide high-quality CTE with limited social contact when access limitations are a barrier. 

(April, 2020)

An overview of the impact of postsecondary CTE, written in partnership with Higher Learning Advocates.

(June, 2019)

An overview of the alignment between CTE teacher and faculty shortages and labor market demands. 

(October, 2018)

An explanation of why and how CTE and student success initiatives should be integrated to make both more successful.

(October, 2018)

An overview of why and how CTE can support and contribute to statewide postsecondary attainment goals.

(October, 2018)

An overview of the roles and responsibilities that fall under the State CTE Director.

(October, 2018)

An overview of what Career Technical Education is (and isn't) with some relevant data to demonstrate its value to those not familiar with CTE.

(October, 2018)

A summary of the ways in which states leverage Perkins to support CTE.                                               

(October, 2018)

Build Your Case

By recruiting and hiring through CTE, employers can improve their bottom line and meet skill needs.

(October, 2021)

Employer-focused messages that clearly demonstrate that learners participating in CTE programs gain real-world skills that strongly align with the skills most valued by employers.

(October, 2021)

The importance of continued investment in CTE at the secondary level to prepare learners for an evolving workforce and ensuring they have the foundational and transferable skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

(July, 2020)

It is imperative that we continue to invest in our CTE and workforce systems to ensure individuals can gain the skills the need - when they need them - to be prepared to re-enter or advance in the post-coronavirus economy. 

(July, 2020)

Illustrates the need for an increased federal investment in CTE.                                                                      

(July, 2020)

Addresses key misconceptions and outdated stigmas about CTE.                                                                      

(June, 2020)
(February, 2019)