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.


In this video, teacher J. C. Parry (Arlington Career Center, Arlington, VA) leads his students through a lesson about the importance of calculating weight and balance in order to make sure that an airplane is safe to fly.

In this video, Culinary instructor LisaJo Carleton (Breithaupt Career and Technical Center, Detroit, MI) takes her students through a lesson about the correct way to handle guest checks and make change in a restaurant, with a focus on decimals and basic math.

In this video, James R. Stone III, Director of the NRCCTE, introduces the second day of activities of the Center’s first National POS Institute (NPOSI), a six-month program of research-based technical assistance intended to support states in improving the quality of CTE instruction provided to secondary and postsecondary students.


In this video from the NPOSI, Corinne Alfeld, co-PI of the NRCCTE’s Mature Programs of Study project, describes outcomes and findings related to career guidance and counseling from her three-state longitudinal research study. This study sought to learn how the POS at these sites—three community colleges—were developed and how they worked.

In this video from the NPOSI, Marisa Castellano, co-PI of the NRCCTE’s Rigorous Tests of Student Outcomes in CTE Programs of Study project, describes outcomes and findings related to business, community, and postsecondary partnerships from her three state, longitudinal, field-based study of POS/career pathways. This study was designed using rigorous research methods to estimate the impact of POS on high school students’ academic and technical achievement outcomes through the completion of high school.