Career and Technical Education

Training America’s Youth for the Future

One of the most promising experiments in American education – Chicago’s Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy – is a new type public high school designed to achieve two of our country’s most urgent goals: help more young adults gain the skills they need to succeed in today’s globally competitive economy, and supply companies with the trained talent […]

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Reclaiming the Promise of Career and Technical Education

The promise of American education has always been one of economic opportunity and democratic citizenship. We tell all students that if they work hard, achieve academically and complete their education, they will be able to find good jobs, lead productive lives and participate fully in our democracy, where the people are the ultimate rulers. For […]

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Innovating to Strengthen Youth Employment

Across the U.S. and around the world, the staggering problem of youth unemployment can be difficult to judge accurately because many young people have yet to enter the workforce. What we do know is that unemployment among the young is greater than 50 percent in countries such as Greece and Spain, and perhaps greater than […]

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Reauthorized Perkins Act Will Strengthen Education-to-Employment Connection

When IBM joined forces with The City University of New York, the New York City College of Technology and the New York City Department of Education to create the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) – a new school with a strong career and technical education program – we knew we were witnessing […]

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P-TECH: Where We Are Now

BREAKING NEW YORK TIMES STORY ABOUT P-TECH: A High School With a New Approach to Vocational Education Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Founding Principal Rashid Ferrod Davis assesses his students’ progress as the innovative grades 9 through 14 school – which confers both the high school diploma and an associate degree in […]

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Smarter Cities Challenge, Chicago: Contributing Expertise to Build Sustainable Value

IBM Enterprise Content Management Brand Specialist and Chicagoan Donna Mueller was part of the seven-member Smarter Cities Challenge team that worked with the City of Chicago’s civic and education leaders to develop a strategic plan to connect public education to employment. Below, Donna shares her thoughts about contributing her expertise to help improve Chicago’s schools. […]

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