The NRCCTE produces and publishes videos that highlight and explore issues of urgency to both the field of CTE and the nation’s higher education system, recovering economy, and evolving labor market, addressing such topics as programs of study/career pathways, curriculum integration of CTE and academic content knowledge and skills, postsecondary student retention and completion, and professional development for educators in the areas of data use for program improvement and support for alternatively certified CTE educators.


The NRCCTE has access to the data obtained from several of the surveys that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) regularly collects. Two of which - High School Transcripts Study (HSTS) and the Education Longitudinal Study (ELS) -- have been used to build and verify a new CTE taxonomy that relates secondary courses and postsecondary programs to occupational areas. The new taxonomy allows the Center to report more effectively on the engagement, achievement and transition of CTE secondary and postsecondary students.

This video, filmed in Arlington, VA, Detroit, MI, and Eugene, OR, introduces the origins, structure, and benefits of the Math-in-CTE curriculum integration professional development model from the perspective of administrators, CTE and math teachers, and students implementing it in real schools.


This video offers an in-depth look at the experiences of administrators, CTE and math teachers, and students implementing Math-in-CTE at the Arlington Career Center in Arlington, VA. Learn more.

On March 6, 2012, at ACTE’s National Policy Seminar, the NRCCTE held a special session and simultaneous webinar featuring a discussion of Career Clusters: Forecasting High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018, a report co-authored by the NRCCTE, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW), and the NRCCTE’s partner, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc). The report took employment projections information and reorganized it using the 16 career clusters.


In this video, teachers Jeffrey Elkner and Isaac Zawolo (Arlington Career Center, Arlington, VA) lead their students through a lesson that unites the use of Scratch with an understanding of how to plot points on a coordinate plane. Learn more.