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.
Network Co-PI Shaun M. Dougherty sheds light on what kinds of CTE programs show the most promise.
Hone your CTE research skills with our suite of essential resources, developed by researchers for researchers.
Learn how to document the resources needed to provide a range of CTE experiences for learners.
This report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools examines 37 CTE-dedicated high schools.
Read about the findings from UNCG's Network study of North Carolina's CTE dual enrollment pathway.
This paper examines industry choice and within industry earnings effects for CT stand-alone tech high schools.