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Long disparaged, education for the skilled trades is slowly coming into fashion

Education for the skilled trades appears to be returning to fashion, as Americans see firsthand the labor shortages and rising pay in fields such as construction, transportation and logistics - along with the lower debt and the shorter timetables needed to train for them.... Read more»

First nationwide look at racial breakdown of career education confirms deep divides

Statistics released as part of new federal data on student enrollment in career and technical programs help paint a picture of a system in which Black and Hispanic students benefit less often from classes connected to higher-paying careers and college degrees than their white peers.... Read more»

Phx high school sees record enrollment, demand for career ed

Charles Yarbrough wants to be a chef when he finishes college, saying he loves to cook and is intrigued by the science behind a great-tasting dish. As one of a record 600 freshmen enrolled this year at Phoenix's Metro Tech High School, he’ll be able to take culinary courses that have students preparing dishes in a fully staffed kitchen during his junior and senior years.... Read more»