Thursday, May 28, 2015

Demand for certifications

Posted: 28 May 2015 09:13 AM PDT
DataDrivenBlogSeriesBy 2018, the U.S. will need at least 4.7 million new workers with postsecondary certificates.[i]

This month’s entry in our blog series on data and research as tools for CTE advocacy highlights the mounting importance of certificates. The above data point estimates the number of new workers with a postsecondary certificate as their highest credential who will be needed by 2018 in order for the United States to meet talent demand. This statistic refers only to new positions in the workforce, on top of the many certificate holders already contributing to the economy. 

As you know, CTE programs provide stackable credentials, including postsecondary certificates, to help students meet their educational and professional goals.  When sharing this statistic with policymakers, media or the public, follow it up with information on certificate earnings in high-wage, high-demand fields and describe CTE’s role in preparing students for those careers.

See more at ACTE Fact Sheets.

[i] Carnevale et al., Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010

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