Career Technical Education: Pathway to Economic and Social Equity
According to the California Department of Education, Career Technical Education or CTE is a program of study that involves a multi-year sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers.
Although CTE often is connected to historic understandings of, and experiences in, vocational education which resulted in inequitable educations for many students, CTE at BCC focuses on supporting our students and potential students, whether transitioning from high school, returning to work, or seeking to upgrade skills, to determine their own pathways to economically sustaining and socially important careers.
CTE is a form of social and economic equity which is available at your local community college!
For more information about the educational, social, and economic impacts of CTE, please feel free to review these resources:
Pathways to Prosperity Report (Harvard Graduate School of Education 2014) http://www.agi.harvard.edu/pathways/CreatingPathwaystoProsperityReport2014.pdf
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century (Harvard Graduate School of Education 2011) http://www.sawdc.com/media/5959/pathways_to_prosperity_feb2011.pdf