Why Professiona/ Technical Education?

What does the NRCCTE say about Career and Technical Education??


NRCCTE:  The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) is the primary agent for generating scientifically based knowledge, dissemination, professional development, and technical assistance to improve career and technical education (CTE) in the United States.


 NRCCTE has identified three  major components of high school reform that career and technical education is particularly well-suited to address.

1. to increase student engagement (reducing dropout and increasing school completion),

2. to strengthen achievement (both technical and academic), and

3. to aid in transition (both from high school to postsecondary and from education to employment).

Additionally, engagement, achievement, and transition provide a framework for translating understanding and measuring the impact of rigor, relevance, and relationships.

 The following is a link to additional information from ACTE: The Association for Career and Technical Education