CTE Resources

In 2012, CCSF participated in a pilot research study on CTE Employment Outcomes.  The research was conducted by the RP Group and surveyed both "completers" and "leavers" from CCSF's CTE programs.  The following documents summarize the findings from this study.  

CCSF will be participating in this same research in 2013 and beyond to provide important data for the college and CTE departments as we focus on efforts to improve student success and employment outcomes.

2012 CTE Employment Outcomes Reports:
San Francisco Completers Report
San Francisco Leavers Report

2013 CTE Employment Outcomes Reports:
San Francisco Outcomes Report
Statewide Outcomes Report

2014 CTE Employment Outcomes Reports:
San Francisco Outcomes Report
Statewide Outcomes Report

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Taken from: Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy - IHELP Brief:

State and System Policies Related to Career Technical Education (Two New Working Papers)

IHELP has been engaged in a four-part research project on Career and Technical Education (CTE) in the California Community Colleges. The project is aimed at identifying ways that state and system policy can best support the CTE mission so that colleges can be more effective in helping students earn credentials of value in the workplace and helping employers and industries in their regions obtain a skilled workforce. As part of this project, we have identified a number of problems that we believe could be addressed with selective changes to state laws and regulations, with several discussed in the two new working papers. We will draw on these and other working papers to produce a final report in Spring, 2013 summarizing our findings and offering a range of possible policy changes.

High School to Community College to Workplace Pathways

This IHELP working paper examines policies that relate to (1) high school/community college counseling, (2) career pathways from high school to community college, (3) work-based learning, employer engagement and apprenticeships and (4) pathways from noncredit to credit. We identify several problems, examine laws and regulations related to those problems, and offer suggested policy changes to address them.

View the working paper

Accountability

This IHELP working paper examines policies that relate to accountability in the California Community Colleges, specifically within the CTE mission. Accountability for student outcomes in community colleges is complicated due to the fact that students enroll for a variety of reasons not often collected or maintained by current data systems. Accountability within the CTE mission is even more complicated because students may meet their career advancement or certification goals without earning a certificate or degree. In this paper, we identify several problems related to accountability, examine laws and regulations related to those problems, and offer suggested policy changes to address them.

View the working paper

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Research Brief from Rutgers:

Evaluating Workforce Programs: A Guide to What Policymakers Need to Know to Structure Effective, User-Friendly Evaluations