Career-Technical Education Emerges as a Pathway to the Workplace and College
Kevin Richert, Idaho EdNews
For nearly a decade, Idaho’s leaders have been pushing high school graduates to continue their education. That’s largely, but not exclusively, a push toward college.
Meanwhile, career-technical education has emerged as a complement and a counterweight. In the eyes of many educators, CTE solves a lot of problems. For the college-bound, CTE gives students a way to pay for tuition and housing. For students who won't attend college, CTE promises mobile and tangible job training, at a bargain price.
Students such as Holly Youngberg are getting the message.