CTE Month Blog Series – Making Meaning of Credentials: How states are aligning credentials with industry needs

By: Austin Estes, Policy Associate, Advance CTE Industry-recognized credentials—specifically, non-degree credentials that are valued within a specific industry sector—provide value to the nation’s 11.8 million Career Technical Education (CTE) students by giving them the means to communicate their knowledge and skills to employers in their field. But as we celebrate this year’s CTE month, it’s