Career and technical education (CTE) programs in middle and high school are rising in popularity, and it’s no wonder why! Not only can these courses help students explore, select, and define a career or field of interest, but also they can support students learn soft skills that are highly prized by the job market.
Allison Ireland is the Director of Product Strategy and Partnerships at Edmentum. She manages content and product partnerships and how they fit into the overall product strategy. A lifelong learner, she has been with Edmentum for 14 years, working in a variety of roles to support the mission of creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs. She comes from a family that prioritized education and learning in all facets of family life, which she is passing on to her own child. Allison has a B.A. in English Literature from Trinity University in San Antonio.
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Florida students are no longer just looking at traditional math courses like Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics to meet their graduation requirements. Courses like Financial Algebra and Math for College Readiness, as well as industry certifications, are quickly becoming strong options for students who are not pursuing a mathematics-related career or a college degree. At Edmentum, we are committed to supporting every student’s path to graduation. With that in mind, we have created courses specifically for Florida students like Math for College Readiness and Math for College Success. Now, we are excited to announce our latest Florida-specific math course: Florida Financial Algebra!
What exactly is an Edmentum state-specific course? It is just what it sounds like! A state-specific course means that we have created a course based on one specific set of standards for one state. The Edmentum Curriculum team creates state-specific courses using our standard course- development process of research, design, creation (writing, editing, and production), and publishing. Let’s take a closer look at what this means for a state-specific course.
At Edmentum, we want all students to achieve their educational and career goals—even beyond high school graduation. One way we can support students through graduation and into the workforce is by preparing them for a career. This is where Edmentum’s newest CTE course comes in!
In today’s job market, jobs that do not require a college degree are on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, many of the fastest-growing jobs through 2024 will be in CTE fields. In fact, many high-demand careers require certifications instead. This is great news for high school students who want options other than going straight into post-secondary education.