Advance CTE’s newly released communications research indicates that learners who participate in CTE are more prepared for and more likely to plan to complete college. When states build more cohesive systems where college in high school programs are fully counted, valued and portable, learners have more equitable paths to college and career success.
This brief provides four key strategies to achieve this goal and highlights effective programs in Ohio, Tennessee and Utah:
- Advancing buy-in and systems alignment through institutional partnerships;
- Building robust and streamlined state policy that builds college in high school programs into career pathways;
- Funding college in high school programs on the margins through state incentive to remove financial barriers for learners; and
- Prioritizing equity and removing burdensome admission and administrative barriers to participation.