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Career and Technical Ed — More Important Than Ever

September 28, 2009 by Luke Mason

Brian Kelsey over at the Civic Analytics blog (as well as Data Points) does a great job highlighting and analyzing important economic development and workforce trends. He also occasionally delves into education issues, as is the case with this post on career and technical education.

CTE is also a pathway to higher wage jobs and better standards of living for thousands of people—young and not so young—each year. Corporate relocations and expansions may get the headlines and the glory in this profession, but workforce competitiveness is the real story that separates leading regions from the rest of the pack.

Kelsey goes on to explain how EMSI’s latest dataset, which was just released last week, shows that 70% of the estimated net new jobs in the Austin-Round Rock area from 2009 to 2019 require less than a bachelor’s degree on average.

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