The labor market imperative for CTE: changes and challenges for the 21st century


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Author: Stringfield, Samuel; Stone, James R.


The labor market in the United States is evolving in unexpected ways following the 2007 recession. Career and technical education (CTE) has historically linked young people to the workplace. In this article [the authors] examine the US labor market and provide multiple perspectives on its growth and direction and implications for future directions for CTE. [They] examine the often conflicting data-based arguments and suggest that in a future increasingly dominated by robotics and artificial intelligence, new entrants to the workforce will require very strong social, employability, and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Skills and knowledge; Youth; Employment; Outcomes

Keywords: Skill needs; Employability; Workplace change; Youth transitions; Relevance of education and training; Future; Transition from education and training to employment; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: London, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Also called: The labor market imperative for career and technical education: changes and challenges for the 21st century

Journal volume: 92

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 166-179

ISSN: 0161-956X, 1532-7930 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Sam Stringfield and James R. Stone

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 128.265

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