image credit: pixabay

Federal programs, partnerships can defray CTE costs

Since CTE students often land high-paying jobs right out of high school, local businesses are an ideal place for the students to earn some real-world experience. A 2018 ExcelinEd report recommended that policymakers offer tax credits for businesses who give high school students internships. The report also urges practices that make it easier for students to work face-to-face with industry professionals.

Three federal laws have an impact on CTE programs — the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Read More on Education Dive