Expanding the evidence base for
career and technical education

Career and technical education (CTE) prepares students with academic, technical, and employability skills for success in the workplace and in further education. Most high school students take at least one CTE course, and postsecondary students commonly pursue credentials in CTE. However, more research is needed to understand the effects of CTE on student outcomes. The CTE Research Network seeks to meet this need by increasing the number of CTE impact studies and strengthening the capacity of the field to conduct and use rigorous CTE research.


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Do you know of a program making a difference for CTE students?

We are gathering information nationally about career and technical education programs, models, pathways and other experiences serving students today to explore areas for future research. If you are a part of delivering a high-quality CTE program to secondary or postsecondary students, please complete our brief nomination form to tell us more.

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