Advance CTE Reports

CTE on the Frontier: Rural CTE Strategy Guide

  • Guide/Tool

This guide offers a series of questions for state leaders to use as they reflect on current efforts to expand access to high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) and career-focused pathways and experiences in rural communities and to identify future opportunities and actions.

The State of Career Technical Education: Career Advising and Development

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report

This report from Advance CTE and the American School Counselor Association summarizes a national survey of State CTE Directors, State School Counseling Directors and school counselors to describe effective and promising strategies for career advising and development. 

State Policies Impacting CTE: 2017 Year in Review

  • Research/ Report

This paper, produced by Advance CTE and ACTE, is the fifth annual review of CTE and career-readiness policies in the states and territories. The report highlights notable legislation, board rules, executive actions and governor-led initiatives in each state.

 

CTE on the Frontier: Providing Learners Access to Diverse Career Pathways

  • Case Study

This brief from Advance CTE, part of the CTE on the Frontier series, profiles how states such as Nebraska, Alaska, North Dakota and Idaho have leveraged strategic partnerships and technology to reach economies of scale and offer a wider breadth of career pathways to rural learners.

Putting Labor Market Information in the Right Hands: A Guide

  • Guide/Tool

This guide from Advance CTE is designed to help states think through the process of disseminating labor market information. The guide highlights how Nevada, Kentucky and Washington disseminated data to various audiences and provides questions for states to consider for each.

Policy Benchmark Tool: CTE Program of Study Approval

  • Guide/Tool

This tool from Advance CTE lays out the non-negotiable elements of an effective policy for approving and evaluating CTE programs of study and offers an assessment rubric that state leaders can use to identify gaps in their current state policy and prioritize areas for improvement.

CTE on the Frontier: Connecting Rural Learners with the World of Work

  • Case Study

This brief from Advance CTE, the second in the CTE on the Frontier series, explores how states can bring the experience of work-based learning and employer engagement directly to rural learners through simulated workplace experiences, innovative satellite campuses and mobile labs.

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