Investing in Student Pathways

Investing in Student Pathways to Strengthen Local Economies Education leaders must close the equity gap. It is an urgent economic, social, and moral imperative for our nation’s future success. When educators make data-informed decisions based on their regional needs, we will start to address systematically the equity gap in education. To make changes that truly […]

P2C Postcard Information

Perkins V maintains a primary focus on the development and maintenance of effective CTE programs of study (POS) that prepare students for successful entry into the workforce. One of the more significant changes in the new law is an increased emphasis on data-driven decision making and planning, especially at the local level. Detailed labor market […]

P2C Professional Development

What is Labor Market Information (LMI)? Labor market information (LMI) is a rich data source that contains statistics on hundreds of occupations, including annual job openings, median wages, growth rates, level of education, and more. LMI is particularly useful in identifying careers that are projected to be in-demand within various occupational areas and geographic locations. […]

Introduction to Career Clusters

What are career clusters? In our economy, there are hundreds of occupations and numerous ways of grouping them. The classification system most commonly used in schools and state agencies is the National Career Clusters Framework. This framework groups occupations into sixteen different clusters based on similarities in foundational knowledge and skills needed to achieve career […]

Intersection: Education + Industry

How Understanding Workforce Trends Can Transform Educational Practices and Redefine Student Success In developing educational practices and strategies, there is a strong need to ensure the destination is clearly defined. The destination can serve as a unifying direction for the educational journey, regardless of the path taken. While there is considerable variability in defining the […]