Commonwealth Magazine featured an article written by EdVestors’ President & CEO, Laura Perille and President of the jetBlue Foundation, Joanna Geraghty. The article highlights the value of expanding Career and Technical Education pathways as a strategy for school improvement and the good work already happening in Boston. From the article:
“Career, vocational, and technical education connects personalized learning and academic rigor with real-world access to postsecondary and career pathways. Career and technical learning opportunities for high school students should not be electives, or housed only in VocTech schools, but integral components of traditional academic programs. All students benefit from hands-on experiences that help build problem-solving, communications, and relevant work skills that they need to be successful after high school.
National research shows us that high school students involved in career, vocational, and technical education are more engaged, perform better, and graduate at higher rates. These graduates not only meet the needs of our changing economy when they enter the workforce, but can also be valuable assets to local businesses and companies.”