The Critical Importance of Vocational Education in the Commonwealth

Author: Catherine Tumber, Barry Bluestone, Don Walsh, James Huessy with assistance from Ali El Toukhy

Our six surveys of career/vocational technical education stakeholders are in striking harmony with one another, with only minor clashes of perception. On the whole, all are impressed by the quality of the Commonwealth’s CVTE schools’ and programs’ curricula, rigor, and student achievement. As evidenced by current students’ post-high school plans and alumni activities, they are turning out young adults who can successfully advance to four-year college or university, community college, or occupational positions in the workforce for which they have trained. Equipped with a range of skills and knowledge—both vocational and academic—they are well prepared for the kaleidoscopic 21st century labor market.

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Published On: September 25, 2018
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