The State of Career Technical Education: Career Advising and Development

Career advising and development is an increasingly prevalent topic in policy conversations, but too often only focuses on high school-level strategies. Learners should see a clear line through their education from career awareness to exploration to planning, and this can only occur if strategies and initiatives are aligned across grade levels and policy initiatives. Advance CTE and the American School Counselor Association partnered on research to find out what’s working, and what isn’t, at the state and local levels. 

The report finds that, across the board, states are not overly confident in the effectiveness of their career advising and development systems.