Five years ago, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) with support from all 50 states released Reflect, Transform & Lead: A New Vision for Career Technical Education. This bold document laid out key principles and actions the community needed to take for CTE to reach its full promise in the years ahead.
Since 2010, the landscape has changed dramatically, and CTE has advanced in many significant ways. To take stock of what has – and hasn’t – been accomplished since 2010, NASDCTEc today is releasing a series of Five-Year Progress Reports on each of the five principles:
- CTE is critical to ensuring that the United States leads in global competitiveness;
- CTE actively partners with employers to design and provide high-quality, dynamic programs;
- CTE prepares students to succeed in further education and careers;
- CTE is delivered through comprehensive programs of study aligned to The National Career Clusters® Framework; and
- CTE is a results-driven system that demonstrates a positive return on investment.
These briefs celebrate our collective accomplishments but also aim to motivate us on where more work is needed for CTE to fully meet the needs of students employers and our economy.
Read the Progress Reports here.
Katie Fitzgerald, Communications Associate