Industry Market Trends

Vocational and Technical Education Is in Demand, Posing Urgency for Reform

July 29, 2013

Detailing the demand for career and technical education, Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) reported last fall that about 1 million post-secondary professional certificates are being awarded each year, due largely to the affordability of technical colleges and vocational schools, their shorter time requirements to complete, and the high return on investment they often yield. Also, 800,000 associate degrees are awarded each year and roughly 400,000 Americans enter into registered apprenticeships annually. Read More