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Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium - The historic division between career/technical education and college continued to blur with the launch last week of a national consortium of colleges, employers and unions creating a skills acquisition continuum from Registered Apprenticeship to college with gainful employment. Called Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium (RACC), the program will use the American Council on Education and the National College Credit Recommendation Service to provide colleges with recommendations on translating apprenticeship experience to academic credit. (U.S. Department of Labor)...

Online IT Degree Resources - This website was created as an online informational resource for individuals looking to pursue IT Degree-related education and careers. Included on the site are resources that span the realm of information science, including programming languages, computer software and software engineering, and information systems. These resources are made available to contribute to and benefit one’s study of IT, whether in the classroom or professional world. In addition, information is provided on current job market trends and what educational paths would be sufficient for one looking to carve out a career in information technology. (Online IT Degree, 2012)...

Career/Technical Education Statistics - This Web site provides summary data tables that describe career/technical education (CTE) at the secondary level, CTE at the postsecondary level and adult education for work. ...

ACTE Online - The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. This Web site offers information about the history, mission and structure of ACTE. ...

CORD - The Center for Occupation Research and Development (CORD) is a national, nonprofit organization providing innovative changes in education to prepare students for greater success in careers and higher education. This Web site assists educators in secondary schools and colleges through new curricula; teaching strategies; professional development; and partnerships with community leaders, families and employers. CORD's initiatives include curriculum design, developing new learning tools, delivering professional development, creating applications of educational technology, and conducting educational research and evaluation....

National Research Center for Career and Technical Education - The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education carries out scientifically based research and evaluation of methods to improve: the integration of CTE with academic instruction; the integration of secondary and postsecondary CTE; the use of education technology and distance learning; the transition of CTE participants to high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations; and the use of state-adjusted levels of performance to improve CTE programs and student achievement....


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