Category: Studies & Research

CTE Policy Watch: Industry Certification Data Exchange: Final Report

In order to learn how industry certification impacts student education and workforce outcomes, ACTE’s Certification Data Exchange Project has tested data-sharing processes between state education and workforce data systems and industry certifiers, created standardized tools and processes, and raised awareness about the importance of industry certification data.

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CTE Policy Watch – Many Americans Have Non-degree Credentials

Twenty-seven percent of U.S. adults had an industry certification, a license or a postsecondary certificate in 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. This includes 18 percent with a license, 6 percent with a certification and 8 percent with a postsecondary certificate (some people had more than one non-degree credential)

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CEOs Identify Skills Gaps

A recent Business Roundtable survey of CEOs has identified three major categories of skills lacking in the workforce

Fundamental employability skills, including basic math, technical reading, communication, teamwork and problem solving
Specialized skills in the trades, such as tool and die making, welding and electrical
STEM skills, particularly in cybersecurity, data science, robotics, software and computer science

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