Racial and Ethnic Equity Gaps in Postsecondary Career and Technical Education: Considerations for Online Learning
This brief focuses on how CTE programs can improve outcomes and economic mobility for communities facing structural barriers and inequity. The brief summarizes the current state of CTE delivery, provides considerations for transitioning CTE programs online, and presents data on outcomes for students in online for-credit CTE programs. The authors then consider differences in outcomes by students’ race and ethnicity and provide equitable strategies informed by the work of CTE CoLab members, interviews with experts, and a literature review. Last, the authors identify gaps in evidence on how to advance equitable outcomes for students of color to guide colleges, policymakers, and researchers in their efforts to close these gaps.