You Should Care About CTE Pathways for Manufacturing

Katherine Anderson

In this blog series, we delve into four important Career Clusters® that are in need of more educated and well-trained students to fill the higher-skill, higher-wage jobs open to them. These Career Clusters are health science, information technology, business management and administration, and manufacturing. In this post, we focus on the manufacturing industry.

There are many reasons why you, and your students, should care about the manufacturing industry! Manufacturing employs a remarkably large share of the labor force and produces materials required by consumers and sectors such as national infrastructure and defense. Modern manufacturing contributes to economic growth and raises both the technological stock and skills of a country. It is the backbone of our country and can be a strategic advantage for countries worldwide.

Online Learning Helps English Language Learners Excel

Amanda Cunningham

One of the most significant issues facing public schools in the United States is how to help students who are English Language Learners (ELL)  acquire learning fluency in a language that, until they day they arrived in the United States, they may have never heard.  Today about 10 percent of students in the United States are English Language Learners and they represent the fastest growing segment of the public school popula