Commentary: Ed-tech key to readiness
Feb 8, 1:00 AM
Originally developed to prepare high school students who were unlikely to go on to college for a trade like construction or welding, federal funding for vocational programs — or CTE — in high school passed in 1917, even before public education was required in every state. But more than 100 years later, a growing number of top employers — from Google and Apple, to IBM and Ernst & Young — are desperately trying to fill open positions. We’re facing an estimated 55 million job openings by 2020 without the workforce to fill them.