CCL In.Sight., is meant to support local education, business and community leaders in their work by exploring what’s happening in communities and schools across the United States related to Career Connected Learning.  We’ll explore key trends and practices, with a focus on what’s working, what’s promising, and what’s coming down the road.

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Face to Face With Industry



Last week, I was able to go out and lead a couple of workshops on advisory boards and employer engagement, both of which were really fun. At the second, however, something was different than my usual workshops – something I …




I recently came across some intriguing survey research conducted by C+R Research that asks young people about their career interests and then compares their responses to the reality of the labor market. The research on youth attitudes shows some big …

As has been widely reported, the US economy is on fire. We added 312,000 jobs in December alone, and the unemployment rate now sits at just 3.9%, an incredibly low number by historical standards. That basically means that anyone who …

Did you know that 43% of recent four-year college degree graduates are underemployed?  That means that, based on the actual hiring requirements of current job postings, recent bachelor’s degree graduates got a first job that doesn’t actually require a BA …

Living In A New World



My wife and I have been watching BoJack Horseman, an animated series about a horse who was a famous actor in a 90’s sitcom called“Horsin’ Around.” In one story line, BoJack landed a lead role in a movie about his …

Two weeks ago, I served as moderator for ACTE’s Workforce Development Through CTE Summit, a meeting of trade association leaders during the ACTE VISION conference. Congratulations to ACTE for having the vision to pull this together. There hasn’t been an …

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