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Opportunities Offered through Career Tech Ed
Domenic Giandomenico
April 20, 2009

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Once known as vocational education, today's Career Technical Education programs are preparing students for 21st Century jobs. Green collar jobs will be an important part of the future workforce. Students with disabilities can find opportunities within Career Tech Ed. A recent report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce finds that "jobs requiring middle and high levels of education and skills will continue to dominate Americas economy. These jobs require at least a high school education; more likely, though, they require some level of postsecondary education and/or training, resulting in a two- or four-year degree, an industry-recognized credential, a certification, or some other terminal indication of mastery."

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The Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW)
http://www.uschamber.com/icw/default

National Career Pathways Network
http://www.cord.org/ncpn-index.cfm

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
http://www.acteonline.org/

National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc)
http://www.careertech.org/

ICWs page for Workers with Disabilities
http://www.uschamber.com/icw/strategies/disabilityemployment.htm

CTE Robotics Competition
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/robotics/4298356.html

Why Disabled Techies Rock
http://money.cnn.com/2008/09/11/smallbusiness/disabled_techies_rock.fsb/index.htm

Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities
http://www.cpst.org/hrdata/documents/pwm13s/C444D022.pdf