Career and Technical Education by the Numbers [Infographic]

More and more people in today’s society are beginning to realize the value of career and technical education courses.  Over the years, these courses have continued to evolve to meet students’ academic needs as well as industry needs at the same time.  Career and technical education provides flexible, real-world learning opportunities which prepare our students [...]

Posted in At-Risk Youth, Career and Technical Education at August 4th, 2015. Comments Off.

Parallel Path – A Win-Win Scenario

Smart Horizons as an organization is fortunate to have professionals from varied backgrounds and experiences. As a way for the LTS blog to broaden its horizons and offer more insights and opinions, I’ve asked other members of the corporate family to guest blog. Mr. Metzger has worked as both a courseware developer and marketing specialist [...]

7 Common Misconceptions about Career and Technical Education

By Brooke Neal, Contributing Editor   All too often, career and technical education is described as an inferior alternative to a college education. There are many common misconceptions about career and technical education that contribute to this view.  In reality, it is a viable option for students for many reasons. Here are a few common [...]

Posted in At-Risk Youth, Career and Technical Education, Education at October 6th, 2014. Comments Off.

Career and Technical Education by the Numbers

More and more people in today’s society are beginning to realize the value of career and technical education courses.  Over the years, these courses have continued to evolve to meet students’ academic needs as well as industry needs at the same time.  Career and technical education provides flexible, real-world learning opportunities which prepare our students [...]

Posted in Career and Technical Education, Education, Truancy, Vocational Job Training at May 27th, 2014. Comments Off.

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Posted in Career and Technical Education, Education, Independent Living Skills at May 12th, 2014. Comments Off.

8 Reasons Why Career and Technical Education is Important

In the past, many people held the belief that career and technical courses were for those students who couldn’t “cut it” in a regular classroom environment, whether it be academically or behaviorally.  Luckily, in today’s society this view is changing.  More and more people are beginning to realize the value of career and technical education [...]

Posted in Career and Technical Education, Education at March 31st, 2014. Comments Off.

Career and Technical Education Increases Student Achievement

With so much emphasis being put on standardized achievement tests, career and technical education often gets pushed to the back burner.  What many don’t realize is that it helps those who learn best from concrete tasks reach higher student achievement levels.  According to career and technical education data from Nevada’s schools, students in a career [...]

Career and Technical Education: A Solution to Dropout Prevention

According to the National Dropout Prevention Center, career and technical education is one of the 15 strategies that have the biggest impact on the dropout rate.  One of the main reasons students drop out is they are not interested or motivated by academic courses that seem to have no application to the real-world.  Career and [...]

Posted in Career and Technical Education, Drop Out Recovery, Education at March 17th, 2014. Comments Off.

The Changing Face of Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education has come a long way since the apprenticeship agreements of colonial times.  Throughout the years it has continued to evolve and change to meet the needs of an ever-changing workforce.  In 2006, it even experienced a name change from “Vocational Education” to “Career and Technical Education.” Courses today look at lot [...]

Posted in Career and Technical Education, Education, Vocational Job Training at March 10th, 2014. Comments Off.
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