CTE Research Network

More than 8 million secondary students and nearly 4 million postsecondary students are enrolled in career and technical education (CTE), which is supported by more than $1.1 billion in federal and state investments. CTE provides students with academic knowledge and technical and employability skills that prepare them for career fields and credentials. CTE also is increasingly seen as an opportunity to strengthen the connection and coherence among K–12 education, postsecondary education, and workforce development efforts. Yet, rigorous research—that is, studies designed to show a causal impact—on CTE programming is limited. In response, the CTE Research Network seeks to promote and disseminate high quality studies examining the impact of CTE.

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OCTAE Contact

Braden Goetz
(202) 245-7405

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