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, 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.

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 from the NPOSI, Rob Shumer, co-PI of Programs of Study: A Cross-Study Examination of Programs in Three States and PI of Six Stories About Six States: Programs of Study, describes outcomes and findings related to business, community, and postsecondary partnerships from these two studies.

In this video from the NPOSI, Pradeep Kotamraju, Deputy Director of the NRCCTE, discusses research conducted by agencies other than the NRCCTE on business, community, and postsecondary partnerships.

In this video from the NPOSI, a panel of NRCCTE researchers fields questions related to career guidance and counseling. Panelists include Natalie Stipanovic, Sam Stringfield, Rob Shumer, and Kirsten Sundell.