Community Outreach/Civic Engagement
As the labor markets become increasingly more technology-based, job seekers, including underserved and underrepresented populations, must consider their best occupational fit within a competitive, global workforce. Career and Technical Education (CTE) and registered apprenticeships (RA) have been shown to significantly support successful student transitions from secondary to postsecondary education. However, CTE has been marginalized in many Minority Serving Institutions based on historic associations with vocation education and industrial workforce development programs for low or semi-skilled labor occupations. During the session, panelists will address challenges and benefits associated with CTE and apprenticeships, particularly within the context of MSIs and HBCUs.