From Advance CTE
Career Technical Education (CTE) teacher recruitment is a challenge that has dogged state CTE leaders for decades. According to a recent survey of State CTE Directors, 98 percent said that increasing access to industry experts is a high priority in their state. And 20.4 percent of rural districts with CTE teacher vacancies report that CTE positions were either very difficult or impossible to fill.
This brief is the fourth, and final, installment in the CTE on the Frontier series, which examines challenges and strategies for expanding access to high-quality career pathways in rural areas. The brief explores one of the most pressing challenges rural schools and institutions face: strengthening the pipeline of qualified CTE teachers and faculty.
Other briefs in the CTE on the Frontier series include:
- CTE on the Frontier: Catalyzing Local Efforts to Improve Program Quality
- CTE on the Frontier: Connecting Rural Learners to the World of Work
- CTE on the Frontier: Providing Learners Access to Diverse Career Pathways
- Advance CTE also released a supplemental brief, CTE on the Frontier: Leveraging Federal Policy to Strengthen Rural CTE