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Expanding Career Technical Education Pathways to Postsecondary Education
A new report by ConnectEd in Berkeley, Ca. provides a blueprint for states and districts that want high quality secondary school technical education programs that provide access to both career preparation and 2 or 4 year degrees. This is not your fathers old vocational ed, but rather links to major industry sectors like Tourism, Marketing, Building Design and Engineering. Each pathway has a challenging academic component, a demanding technical component, a work based learning component, and supplemental services.
The concepts are good , but it will be hard for schools to implement this without state funding and leadership. Few states have the capacity to do this, but after reading the report perhaps more will get started. Go to www.ConnectEdCalifornia.org, and look for Expanding Pathways.
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