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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Advisory boards are an essential resource for strong CTE programs and career academies, and they require participation from local employers – the people who can actually hire your students – in order to make them effective. But have you ever …

When done well, advisory boards offer tremendous value to your CTE program: They can help keep your program aligned with industry needs, help you identify the knowledge and skills your students need, and provide a connection to employers for work-based …

There’s a really interesting thought piece in the January 9 edition of Education Week, titled “Education Has an Innovation Problem.” It’s a bit of a deceptive title, since the author isn’t doing the conventional school-bashing about schools never changing (which …

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 …

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