The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student Survey, administered in Spring 2017, was designed to gather students’ feedback about their experiences taking the advanced CTE courses offered in their specific career pathway. Students who participated in the Austin Independent School District’s (AISD) CTE Student Survey highly rated the courses they had taken in their career pathway and the opportunities to gain hands-on experiences ready for their life, college, and career.
This report compares employment and earnings outcomes of 2013 graduates with and without industry certifications and whether graduates with certifications worked in a related field. The supplemental technical report describes the methodology.
The mission AISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department is to provide opportunities for students to acquire 21st-century academic and technical skills needed for entry into the global workforce and/or postsecondary education to become contributing members of their community. The purpose of this report is to examine the trends in CTE course enrollment and student demographics over the last 5 years, 2012–2013 to 2016–2017.
Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for Career and Technical Education Graduates in the Class of 2013
Career and Technical Education (CTE) graduates appeared to enroll in postsecondary institutions and join the workforce at rates similar to those of other graduates.
The CTE program was more cost-effective in 2013–2014 than it was in 2012–2013, despite a lower college readiness rate and an increase in the per student cost from the previous year. This was CTE’s third year of improvement in cost-effectiveness.
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program took the initiative to investigate safety practices in its programs, especially with regard to chemicals and hazardous materials. This report highlights some responses from the CTE safety survey.
Career and Technical Education Program Evaluation Series Issue 1: College Readiness and Cost Effectiveness
This issue compares the college and career readiness of 2009–2010 AISD seniors who concentrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) with that of non-CTE seniors. College readiness is then used to measure the cost effectiveness of the CTE program.
Compared to 2010–2011, the cost-effectiveness of the CTE program improved in 2011-2012. Also, CTE may be more successful than the regular curriculum at achieving the effect of college readiness among Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students.
This report assesses whether significant differences existed in the postsecondary enrollment, employment, and earnings of 2011 graduates, based on their CTE participation, industry certification status, and eligibility for articulated college credit.
Seniors in 2011 who concentrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) were as college ready as non-CTE seniors. However, significant differences were found in the college readiness of CTE and non-CTE seniors based on ethnicity and income.