Transition: College to Career

Report from California Community College Baccalaureate Degree Study Group

The state of California is considering extending bachelor degree pathways to, and across, community colleges. A study group of constituents across the system of California universities has been assembled to determine the pros and cons of this debated model. This report outlines the agenda of the study group, including the research consulted, topics covered, and summary of recommendations to the Chancellor’s Office and the Board of Governors. 

CTE Dual Enrollment: A Strategy for College Completion and Workforce Investment

While the term “dual enrollment” may conjure up the image of high school overachievers taking academically-oriented college courses, state policies and data make it clear that this image doesn’t reflect the reality of hundreds of thousands of students enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) coursework for dual credit.

Tapping into Talent: Improving the Transition from School to Work

On February 26th, the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Young Invincibles hosted “Tapping into Talent: Improving the Transition from School to Work.”  As recent college graduates frequently struggle with finding a job and systematic improvements are needed to facilitate this transition, members of the business community, current students, recent graduates, education professionals and ot

College and Career Transitions Initiative Toolkit

The College and Career Transitions Initiative (CCTI), administered by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, aims to strengthen the role of community and technical colleges in a student’s transition to postsecondary education and improve their academic performance. The purpose of this toolkit is to share information from 15 CCTI sites, information such as: brief summaries of projects taking place at the sites, site partners, and contact information.

A Guide for Using Labor Market Data to Improve Student Success

This guide details how colleges can access and effectively use labor market data to maximize employment for their graduates. The guide inventories available data sources, describes how postsecondary institutions can best apply labor market data, and recommends what colleges can do to improve labor market data use and access. The examples provided come from community colleges, but are also relevant to four-year colleges and their graduates.

Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020

This report provides an overview of the job market and a projection of the jobs expected to be available through 2020 as well as the educational demands for those jobs. Key kindings include: 1) following the recession, jobs will be restored at a slow and steady pace, with healthcare and STEM being two of the fastest growing industries; 2) the highest job growth has been for those who have attained a bachelor's degree or higher; 3) by 2020, 65% of all jobs will require postsecondary education and training.

A Skills Beyond Schools Review of the United States

This report provides an overview of the state of postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) in the United States, including strengths and challenges of the CTE system. It also includes examples of various aspects of CTE systems in other countries and state case studies and recommendations for improving student outcomes of the postsecondary CTE system with a focus on three issues: quality and funding, credentials, and transitions.


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