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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="21831" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="link_image" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]On Monday, Maryland lawmakers gathered for a joint committee hearing on legislation that aims to transform the state’s public education system into one of the best-performing in the world. Known as the “Blueprint...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="21795" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="link_image" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]The OECD's recent report, Dream Jobs? Teenagers' Career Aspirations and the Future of Work, found that by the time today's 15-year-old students enter the workforce, many of the available jobs will have high technical...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="21776" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="link_image" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text] Nearly 90 percent of U.S. 15-year-old students who took the most recent PISA examination say that they expect to have a highly-skilled occupation when they join the workforce. However, less than...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Nathan Driskell[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="21720" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" qode_css_animation="" link="http://www.oecd.org/education/dream-jobs-teenagers-career-aspirations-and-the-future-of-work.htm"][vc_column_text]NCEE staff saw some of the very best of Finnish vocational education in action when we visited the state-of-the-art Omnia Vocational School in Espoo, Finland this past month. Omnia serves...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw Vocational education and training (VET) in Singapore and Switzerland is the most popular choice for students, with over two-thirds of students in both countries opting for a VET program rather than a traditional academic program when...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw The new book, Vocational Education and Training for a Global Economy, takes an in-depth look at how four countries are expanding and adapting their vocational education and training (VET) systems to better prepare young people for a...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw In Switzerland, employers contribute about 60 percent of the total cost of the entire Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. Young people apprentice in companies and are paid because they contribute to the work of the...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw Strong vocational education and training systems in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany give students the skills they need to more easily transition into the workforce, resulting in a much better rate of youth in engaged in work...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw As technology becomes more integrated with the workplace and everyday life, many top-performing education systems have introduced a computer coding requirement for all students into their primary and secondary school curriculum. While there is debate as...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw The most recent international survey of adult skills from the OECD included a measure of "problem solving in technology-rich environments". According to the OECD, this includes using digital technology, communication tools, and networks to acquire and...