This study examines the effect of career and technical education (CTE) transition programs on secondary student matriculation to postsecondary education. The study has 2 components 1) comparing secondary CTE and non-CTE students on academic experiences, achievement and transition to college and 2) exploring the effect of CTE programs on postsecondary students’ transition experiences and outcomes. Results revealed that participation in CTE programs were linked to outcomes such as: increased academic achievement, enrollment in dual-credit courses and college readiness.
Career and technical education pathway programs, academic performance and the transition to college and career
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education