College & Workforce Readiness Report Roundup

Postsecondary Technical Programs

By Mary C. Breaden — March 11, 2008 1 min read
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The report is based on interviews with education and policy leaders within the SREB’s member states, the U.S. Department of Education, and other nonprofit groups.

High schools, school districts, and states should offer career guidance and information about technical postsecondary programs to students who are ready to enter the workforce, concludes a report by the Southern Regional Education Board, an Atlanta-based organization that addresses K-12 issues in its 16 member states.

Rather than allowing high school students to drop out and settle for lower-paying jobs, it says, schools should either provide technical training or direct students to programs that will allow them to become certified for skilled, higher-paying, high-demand jobs.

The report is based on interviews with education and policy leaders within the SREB’s member states, the U.S. Department of Education, and other nonprofit groups.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 12, 2008 edition of Education Week

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