This guest post comes from Henry R. Mack III, chancellor for the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Career, Technical and Adult Education. Views expressed in guest posts are those of the author.
Much has been written about the disconnect between the skills businesses need from workers and the capabilities workers actually possess. This skills gap has troubled educators and employers alike, both nationally and in my home state of Florida. Our career and technical education programs have bridged these gaps and helped students reach economic self-sufficiency quicker than through the traditional university pathway.