Strategies for Implementing Career Pathways in Career and Technical Education

Strategies for Implementing Career Pathways in Career and Technical Education

May 2005

Panel Discussion Presenters:

John Davidson, Arkansas Department of Workforce Education
Kimberly Green, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Katharine Oliver, Maryland Department of Education
Susan Sclafani, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

Abstract:

Today we'll examine the development of career pathways and discuss how the current legislation under consideration by congress would advance the use of career pathways.  President Bush has said that every high school diploma must mean that our graduates are prepared for jobs, for college, and for success. We know that far too few of American youth are graduating high school and even fewer are graduating fully prepared to take advantage of further education and training or to succeed in the high-skilled workplace. The skills and knowledge that young Americans need are at a higher level than ever before. Gone are the days of thinking about the college track, the vocational track, or the general education track in our high schools.