Fact Sheets & Talking Points

Fact Sheets
The following fact sheets can be used when developing materials from presentations to media pitches around a variety of topics. They were also designed to serve as ‘leave behinds’ when meeting with key stakeholders. They include the latest research, reports and information on all things Career Technical Education (CTE). Don’t forget to check out the State Snapshots to get facts about CTE in your state.
What is CTE? Learn more about how CTE prepares students for careers of their choice with easy to pull facts to use in your case making, such as: 87 percent of Americans believe students should have more education about their career choices. (2014) 
Programs of Study When CTE is organized as a program of study, students are provided with the flexible, adaptable skills that enable successful career transitions to further education and careers. (2014) 
Delivery Systems CTE can be delivered in a variety of ways in a multitude of settings, beginning in K-12 and extended through to include psotseconary education and training. This cheat sheet provides an overview of CTE’s primary delivery systems. (2015) 
Student Achievement CTE has a proven track record of success. Use the facts in this resource around graduation rates and educational achievement to help make the case for CTE in your community. (2015) 
Dual Enrollment About 1.5 million high school students participated in dual enrollment in 2010-2011, and over 600,000 credits were earned in CTE courses. Learn more about the how dual enrollment contributes to students’ college and career readiness. (2014) 
State Snapshots The state snapshots are casemaking tools to help illustrate how CTE can help prepare students for success, grow and strengthen a state's economy, and keep America globally competitive.  (2015)
Talking Points
These talking points can be used when putting together presentations, speeches, reports, news releases, letters and other communications to help audiences such as policymakers, businesses, service clubs, parents, and community groups gain a better understanding of the value proposition for CTE—and how CTE is “Learning that works for America.”