Friday, February 10, 2012

Facts About Career and Technical Education


Career and Technical Education (CTE) is crucial to providing the strong workforce training needed to fill the good-paying jobs vital to restoring the economic health of our nation. CTE programs also produce strong educational returns, strengthening student engagement in school, achievement in academics and technical skills, and transitions from high school to postsecondary education and from education to careers. 


CTE-Related Jobs Are in High Demand

  • According to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 30% of the 46.8 million job open­ings created by 2018 will require some college or a two-year associate degree. (Carnevale, Anthony, et al, Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018, Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University, 2010, p. 13) 
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that middle-skill jobs (jobs that generally require some significant education and training beyond high school but less than a bachelor’s degree) will account for about 45% of all job openings projected through 2014. (BLS, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition)
  • Of the occupations requiring post secondary education, those requiring an associate degree are projected to grow the fastest, at about 19 percent. (BLS, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition)
  • Nearly one in six “hot jobs,” jobs paying above the median wage and having above average growth, will require an associate degree or some post secondary training. (American Association of Community Colleges)
  • By 2018, the U.S. will need at least 4.7 million new workers with post secondary certificates, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. (Carnevale, Anthony, et al, Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018,  Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University, 2010, p. 1)  

For more information contact the Franklin County Career and Technical Center at 
601-384-5889

Source: Press release Feb 2012