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Evidence-based Practice: Employer partnerships with CTE programs


Employer partnerships with high schools and postsecondary institutions are a key component of effective career pathways, offering students in CTE both classroom and work-based experiences to develop the skills they need to be successful in the workplace.  Career pathways that develop and sustain employer partnerships can improve the relevance and alignment of the curriculum to employer or industry needs; expand opportunities for students to engage meaningfully with employers through presentations, onsite visits, work-based learning opportunities, and career fairs; and increase the potential for job placement and advancement.


The framework's recommendations are based on syntheses of existing research. Please see the framework report for a list of works cited.

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