Transition: College to Career
On September 9, 2014, the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) hosted a briefing on the lessons learned from the implementation of the Rigorous Programs of Study initiative in six states.
A career pathway approach connects progressive levels of education, training, support services, and credentials for specific occupations in a way that optimizes the progress and success of individuals with varying levels of abilities and needs. This approach helps people earn marketable credentials, engage in further education and employment, and achieve economic success.
While the term “dual enrollment” may conjure up the image of high school overachievers taking academically-oriented college courses, state policies and data make it clear that this image doesn’t reflect the reality of hundreds of thousands of students enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) coursework for dual credit.
On February 26th, the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Young Invincibles hosted “Tapping into Talent: Improving the Transition from School to Work.” As recent college graduates frequently struggle with finding a job and systematic improvements are needed to facilitate this transition, members of the business community, current students, recent graduates, education professionals and ot
In a recent collaboration, the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, the Georgetown Center on Poverty, The Business Roundtable, and The College Board published an issue brief, titled The Promise of High-Quality Career and Technical Educati
On October 14, LearningWorks released a report titled Changing Equations: How Community Colleges are Rethinking College Readiness in Math. The report reveals that remediation, particularly placement in developmental math courses, poses one of the greatest barriers to college completion. The report also highlights four key insights driving recent remediation reform efforts:
During the tenure of the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program has made an unprecedented investment—nearly $2 billion—in community colleges. Designed to transform community colleges in order to help put Americans back to work and improve the U.S.