Tools to make industry-education collaboration happen
Guidance Documents

Read the comprehensive collaboration guide for establishing and growing effective industry-education pathways.

Connection Map

NCCER’s connection map was created to help connect construction industry members and CTE educators. Get on the map and make a connection today.

Best Practice Profiles

NCCER interviewed some of the most successful and innovative training programs. Learn how these organizations are trailblazing and how to implement their practices yourself.

About Pathways

Construction Career Pathways is an NCCER Initiative to Connect Industry and Education
81% of dropouts say relevant, real-world learning opportunities would have kept them in high school

In February 2011, Harvard Graduate School of Education published a landmark report, Pathways to Prosperity, outlining the need for multiple career pathways to be incorporated into the American education system. This report sparked national conversations in business, industry and education. Over the next year, this report became a call to action for states wanting to better prepare their students for success. In response, NCCER used its voice in the industry to promote Career and Technical Education, which has been a consistent goal of NCCER’s through its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative since 1997. BYF has released of a multitude of teacher resources, videos and student outreach guides in recent years.

NCCER began hosting its annual national conference in 2013 aimed at bringing together industry representatives and education professionals. With its first meeting done, dramatic changes have been implemented across the country to better facilitate these critical career pathways. Consider joining us during our next meeting in November.

  • Improve Graduation Rates

    The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 90%, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 74.9%

  • Skills Required

    65% of current jobs require a degree or advanced skills training

  • Pathways Work

    In 2012, 94% of all North Carolina students enrolled in a CTE program graduated high school, compared to 80% of traditional students

  • Job Satisfaction

    Craft professionals are the happiest employees; 34% say they work with great people, which is the No. 1 indicator for job satisfaction

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