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  • Research/ Report
May 2020

This report from Lumnia, Gallup, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Omidyar Network finds that workers with industry recognized certifications but no postsecondary degree have greater earning potential and career advancement than workers with just a high school diploma.

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May 2020

This report from Harbor Freight helps make the case for Career Technical Education (CTE). The result of a nationally representative survey, the report finds broad bipartisan support among voters for federally funded skilled trades courses and strong support among parents and learners. 

  • Research/ Report
May 2020

This report from JFF examines data from across the country revealing the promise and challenges of high school skilled trades education.

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  • Guide/Tool
April 2020

This resource from the Education Commission of the States is a 50-state comparison of policies and activities related to secondary Career Technical Education programs across the country.

  • Research/ Report
March 2020

This report from the Association of Community Colleges demonstrates how community colleges can use prior learning assessments (PLAs) to help learners bridge workforce and academic competencies. The report also explains how PLAs can be incorporated into strategies for workforce development.

  • Research/ Report
March 2020

This resource by The Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with SkillsUSA and the Student Research Foundation, reports findings from an annual survey that identify the characteristics of experiences that impact high school learner career choices, with a focus on manufacturing.

  • Research/ Report
February 2020

This research and report was commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to better understand the current hiring landscape and provides recent trends.

  • Research/ Report
February 2020

This report by the National Education Policy Center explores the history of vocational education and makes recommendations to school districts and policy makers on how Career Technical Education can avoid the mistakes of the past.