Career and Technical Education CoLab


Urban Institute


United States

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Completion rates are low, overall, for postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) in the United States and even lower for students of color, who have long faced challenges accessing and completing high-quality credit-bearing CTE programs that meet their needs. During the COVID-19 pandemic these challenges have intensified as colleges shifted to remote CTE instruction.  Although many CTE programs across the country are addressing these challenges, questions remain about how such programs can be delivered online and how colleges can track learning and promote equitable access and success.

World Education’s National College Transition Network and EdTech Center are collaborating with the Urban Institute on the Career and Technical Education (CTE) CoLab coalition, funded by ECMC Foundation, to develop resources that support community and technical colleges with the transition to online learning. CTE CoLab is working to reduce completion gaps, particularly for Black and Latinx students in online, credit-bearing postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) programs.  The coalition supports a group of 12 community and technical colleges to build knowledge, center equity in program goals and delivery, and develop and share resources to improve education and career outcomes in online CTE programming.



Collaborating With Urban Institute to Strengthen Equity in Career and Technical Education


Closing the Digital Divide & Transforming Distance Education

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