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Workforce Competencies and Career and Technical Education

Workforce Competencies and Career and Technical Education
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Author(s): Maria Martinez Witte (Auburn University, USA), James E. Witte (Auburn University, USA) and Leane B. Skinner (Auburn University, USA)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 19
Source title: Definitive Readings in the History, Philosophy, Theories and Practice of Career and Technical Education
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Victor X. Wang (California State University at Long Beach, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-747-3.ch007

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Abstract

The need for workforce ready students can be met through the use of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Identification of workplace skills that are rewarded and required by employers will foster relationships between CTE programs and workforce employers. These relationships will also impact economic growth, school-to-work efforts, and the global workforce. This chapter addresses the workforce competencies of business and industry and CTE programs as well as addressing shortfalls in these areas. Future trends are also identified in regards to workforce competencies in CTE programs.

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