Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018 A Podcast with Pradeep Kotamraju

Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018 A Podcast with Pradeep Kotamraju

Dec 2011

NRCCTE Director Jim Stone and Deputy Director Pradeep Kotamraju recently co-authored a report—Career Clusters: Forecasting High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018—on the best educational pathways out of the current recession with colleagues at 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).

Career Clusters states that the majority of good jobs of the future will require postsecondary education and training. Of those high school-level jobs that remain, only one third will pay a living wage-and most are in male-dominated fields. The report, which builds on an earlier CEW report, Help Wanted: Projecting Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018, analyzes how labor market needs relate to the 16 career clusters and discusses implications for career and technical education.

Pradeep sat down with Catherine Imperatore of ACTE for a brief chat about the report and what its research findings can offer states and districts looking to make decisions about the CTE secondary and postsecondary programs they offer in these challenging economic times.