CTE Statistics, Reports & Labor Market Data
News & Announcements
Tips for Engaging Local Employers to Strengthen Career Preparation Programs
The Virginia Advisory Committee for Career and Technical Education (CTE) is sharing newly developed resources which may be useful in engaging local employers and organizations to further strengthen students’ career preparation and employability. For more information, see Superintendents’ Memo 200-15.
2015 Career and Technical Education Completer Follow-up Survey Results of the 2014 Graduates
The survey measures graduates’ transition to further education, military services, or employment and satisfaction with the preparation they received in their high school CTE program. The 2015 statewide response rate is 78.89 percent. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 201-15.
CTE Performance Trends
Career and Technical Education (CTE) actively partners with business and industry to design and provide high quality, dynamic programs to meet current, emerging and projected labor market needs. Virginia’s 16 career clusters help students investigate careers and design a rigorous and relevant plan of study to advance their career goals. Each career cluster contains multiple pathways that represent a common set of academic, technical and employability skills. Career pathways lead to credentials that qualify students for a range of career opportunities from entry to professional level.
Virginia’s Credentialing Initiative (PDF) – provides a snapshot of the number of industry credentials earned by students in career and technical education over the past several years.
Virginia’s Credentialing Performance Trends (PDF) – connects the value of earning industry credentials and degrees with fulfilling employer needs in high-wage high-skill, and high-demand jobs.
Virginia Career and Technical Education: Program Highlights 2013-14 (PDF) – summarizes statewide demographics and student performance.
Career Clusters – Data Snapshots
The cluster snapshot helps educators, students and parents see connections between the plans of study and career opportunities in high-skill, high-wage, in-demand fields. More about Career Clusters. More about Plans of Study.
(All files are PDF documents.)
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
- Architecture & Construction
- Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
- Business Management & Administration
- Education & Training
- Government & Public Administration
- Health Science
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Human Services
- Information Technology
- Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Labor Market Data
Businesses are teaming up with secondary schools to create rigorous CTE programs that respond to the needs of local, regional, and state labor markets. Find out which Top 15 Employers in a specific Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA) employ the highest number of workers. Additionally, the list of Top 15 Employers is customized for each Virginia Public School Division within the LWIA.
CTE Annual Performance Reports
CTE performance reports include data on:
- Academic achievement
- Occupational competence
- Nontraditional career preparation
- Successful transition to careers and/or further education
- Employer/employee satisfaction with high school preparation
- Access and success for special populations
| CTE Performance Reports –
|CTE Performance Reports –
by Division and Regional Career and Technical Education Center
|Virginia Community College System reports|
CTE Completer Follow-Up Survey