No Dead Ends: How Career and Technical Education Can Provide Today’s Youth With Pathways to College and Career Success

Practitioner-Informed Considerations for Reforming K-12 and Postsecondary Policy

At a Glance

High-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs represent an effective way to provide young adults with an educational experience that prepares them for both college and career success. But not all CTE programs provide accessible pathways to a bounty of educational options without dead ends. To address the false dichotomy—college versus job preparation—in our nation’s public education system, JFF offers practitioner-informed policy considerations, rooted in a commitment to equity, that federal and state officials can use as a guide to strengthen CTE college and career pathways for today’s youth.

Published jan. 06, 2022
Areas of Work
  • Ensuring Equity in Advancement
  • Meeting Employer Needs
  • Preparing for the Future of Work