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No Dead Ends: How Career and Technical Education Can Provide Today’s Youth With Pathways to College and Career Success

Get practitioner-informed education policy considerations to strengthen career pathways for today’s youth.

Updated 23/1/2022
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Practitioner-Informed Considerations for Reforming K-12 and Postsecondary Policy

High-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs represent an effective way to provide young adults with an educational experience that prepares them for both college and career success. But not all CTE programs provide accessible pathways to a bounty of educational options without dead ends. To address the false dichotomy—college versus job preparation—in our nation’s public education system, Jobs For the Future (JFF) offers practitioner-informed policy considerations, rooted in a commitment to equity, that federal and state officials can use as a guide to strengthen CTE college and career pathways for today’s youth.

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