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Not Every Career Starts after College

More than half of US employers report a skills gap as a result of a mismatch between worker skills and industry needs. Blended Career Technical Education (CTE) programs can mitigate this crisis by arming students with real-world skills to succeed in the modern workplace. CTE programs also provide a high quality education for students that might not otherwise be able to attain one and may drop out. Completion of a CTE program can yield high-value, industry-recognized certifications and immediate opportunities for internships and high-demand, high-paying jobs. Hear from a top Digital Education Executive on how a cutting-edge CTE program can be incorporated into schools around the nation.

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  1. Discover how Career Technology Education (CTE) can solve the nation's skills gap crisis and increase high school graduation rates.
  2. Describe the four major CTE career clusters: Business Management and Administration, Health Science, IT, and Manufacturing.
  3. Learn how to integrate award-winning blended and online CTE programs into targeted schools around the nation.

Speakers

  • Lynda Cloud, K12.Inc

Organizer

Katie Poindexter, Sr Corporate Communication Specialist, K12.Inc

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