For decades, college acceptance has been seen as an ideal end goal for high school students. K-12 education has focused on “college readiness” and students who want to pursue the trades are often overlooked. Career and Technical Education (CTE) is making a comeback and there are many opportunities, but students aren’t aware of them. Innovative programming , and outreach to school districts can bridge the gap between schools and industry and which benefits everyone.
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