Advance CTE report recommends actions to increase high school students’ access to industry experts

Advance CTE report recommends actions to increase high school students’ access to industry experts

A key element of Career and Technical Education initiatives and career pathway programs is providing high school students with access to industry experts who bring a real-world perspective and can help students explore and connect with career opportunities. According to a new report by Advance CTE, the roles industry experts can play in high schools include: part-time or “adjunct” high school instructors, career advisers or counselors, post-secondary faculty who teach dual or concurrent enrollment courses, mentors and career coaches, and advisors for Career Technical Student Organizations.

The report, The State of Career Technical Education: Increasing Access to Industry Experts in High Schools identifies barriers to increasing student access to industry experts in high schools and recommends that states approach the problem with a cohesive, coordinated strategy. Watch a recording of a recent webinar focused on the report here.