Health Science

February 2014
Full Report | Highlights

Occupations within the Health Science Career Cluster currently make up nearly one in ten Virginia jobs. Students interested in becoming doctors, certified nursing assistants (CNAs), home health aides, Emergency Medicine Technicians (EMTs) ,health sciences researchers, or other health services professionals can anticipate a favorable job market in the coming years. Read more in the full report.

Architecture and Construction

April 2014
Full Report | Highlights

The pace of activity in architecture and construction in Virginia is picking up after the blows dealt by the recent recession. By 2020, construction is forecast to grow by about 24 percent over 2010 levels. As a result, more than three quarters of Virginia construction employers consider preparing the next generation of skilled construction workers a top legislative priority. Read more in the full report.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

June 2014
Full Report | Highlights

The occupations in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster provide employment for about 4 percent of Virginians. By 2020, employment in this Career Cluster is expected to grow by 13 percent over 2010 levels. The highly skilled public service professionals making their careers in these fields are vital to our communities and to the future of the Commonwealth. Read more in the full report.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

July 2014
Full Report | Highlights

Virginia is a national leader in technology and innovation—by 2020 it is estimated that STEM will provide employment opportunities for over 100,000 Virginians. Beyond the many career choices in STEM, the technological competence and problem solving skills encouraged in this cluster will become increasingly important for today’s young job-seekers. Read more in the full report.

Information Technology

August 2014
Full Report | Highlights

Occupations in Information Technology—such as data modeling, geospatial analysis, software engineering, IT consulting, or technical support—make up nearly 5 percent of employment opportunities in Virginia. This brief reveals important statistics about IT employment and addresses ways to engage students in this growing and changing industry. Read more in the full report.


September 2014
Full Report | Highlights

Despite declines in recent decades, the United States remains a critical part of the U.S. economy as the second largest manufacturing sector in the world. The Commonwealth — in particular, the Virginia Beach region — plays an important national role in shipbuilding and repair and the New River Valley is home to the largest Volvo Truck assembly plant in the world. Read more in the full report.

January 2013

  • Equality at Work: New Census Bureau Data Shows How It’s Changing
  • How New Occupation Data Might Impact the Designation of Nontraditional Courses

March 2013

  • Recovery From High Unemployment Rates Is Slow But Real
  • America’s Manufacturing Revival
  • Manufacturing Is Looking For Workers With Technical Training and Certification

April 2013

  • New Labor Market Data for Virginia
  • New Occupations Available in the Next Projections Series
  • Job Prospects in the Information Technology Cluster

May 2013

  • How Much Do Virginia Graduates Earn
  • Occupational Unemployment Rates

September 2013

  • In-demand Certifications
  • What’s New in Media Jobs
  • Some Myths About Education and Jobs (and a few truths)
  • What Happens After Graduation? High School Graduates, College, and the Labor Market

January 2012

  • Career Cluster Predictions: Employment Opportunities In 2018
  • How The Recession Affected Occupations In Virginia

February 2012

  • Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020
  • Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth

March 2012

  • Employment Projections 2010-2020
  • Why Care About Occupation Data
  • Career Cluster Employment Projections, 2010-2020
  • Employment Projections for Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, 2010-2020
  • Employment Projections for Architecture and Construction, 2010-2020

August 2012

  • Career Readiness — A Goal for All Students
  • Technology Changes Everything: Computers Really Are Taking Jobs

September 2012

  • Jobs And Gender: How Are They Changing and What Does That Mean for CTE
  • Workplace Readiness Skills Still A Priority for Employers
  • Community College Certificate Programs: Are They Worth It?

October 2012

  • Key Industries for Virginia
  • Dual Enrollment Improves Outcomes for California CTE Students
  • CTE and Urban Students

December 2012

  • Meeting Nontraditional Enrollment Goals
  • The Changing Face of Virginia Agriculture
  • Virginia’s Growing Latino Student Population is Key to the Future of CTE

January 2011

  • Virginia Business Leaders Praise CTE’s Workplace Readiness Skills Initiative
  • Metro Area Occupational Employment and Wage Data

February 2011

  • CTE: A Model For Education Reform
  • Reasons For Gender Segregation Are Complex

March 2011

  • Completer Follow-up Survey
  • Employer Partners: One Key To Job Success

April 2011

  • Follow-up Survey Update
  • Building And Sustaining Employer Partnerships
  • Students Grade Schools

May 2011

  • Looking For New Ideas
  • FIRST Robotics & TSA Bring Women To STEM

June 2011

  • Modeling Gender Equality And Serious Recruiting Increase Nontraditional Enrollment
  • What It Takes: Commitment to CTE and to Gender Equity
  • Modeling Gender Equality And Serious Recruiting Increase Enrollment

July 2011

  • Workplace Readiness Skills: They’re Not Just For CTE Students
  • Modeling Gender Equality And Serious Recruiting Increase Enrollment
  • Summer Jobs No Longer An Option For Most Teens

August 2011

  • How To Find Data When You Need It
  • How Much Is A Bachelor’s Degree Worth? It Depends On Your Major.
  • The Skills We Need Today
  • Business Taking A Hand In STEM
  • Student Financial Woes Hurt Graduation Rates. Dual Enrollment Can Help.

September 2011

  • Marketing, Advertising, And Word-of-Mouth Recruit Males Students To Health Programs
  • Finding And Keeping Employer Partners
  • College Achievement Vs. Expectations

October 2011

  • Employer Partners Help Open a New Program in Hanover
  • Adding A New Program? Consider Practical Nursing
  • Student Debt At Virginia’s Four-Year Colleges And Universities

November 2011

  • Why Invest in CTE and STEM in High School?
  • Planning a New CTE Program? Here’s how to find employment data for your application
  • Hispanics and African Americans Underrepresented in STEM Jobs
  • How to Locate Employers in Your Community

December 2011

  • Practical Nursing: Guys Can Do This Too
  • Agriscience in Carroll County Gives Women A Pathway to STEM Careers
  • Too Few College Students Reach Graduation
  • Yes Virginia — Another Great Data Source
  • Education Requirements for Career Clusters

February 2010

  • State-Approved Nontraditional Programs
  • Where The Nation’s Jobs, Are And Will Be

March 2010

  • Green Jobs Are For Women Too
  • New USDOE Announces New Education Grants

September 2010

  • The Gender Pay Gap
  • Which Courses/Programs Are Nontraditional

October 2010

  • Gender Segregation At Work
  • Women Earn Less; Job Choice Is Important
  • Which Undergraduate Degrees Earn The Most?

November 2010

  • Women In STEM: How Are They Doing?
  • Workplace Readiness Skills

December 2010

  • Looking For Best Practice In Virginia
  • Youth Unemployment

February 2009

  • Camps Offer A Taste of the CTE Experience
  • Best Practice for Success: Virginia Camps
  • Career Camps: Introducing Students to Training Opportunities

March 2009

  • Perkins Act Required Activities
  • Monster Garage: An Auto Technology Camp
  • Be Sure Your Student Completers are Reported Correctly

April 2009

  • Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Programs and Practices That Work, 2009 Award
  • New Occupational Employment Projections for Virginia Regions

May 2009

  • Marketing introduces the community to the new advantages of CTE
  • Community Day and Car Show
  • Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

August 2009

  • Career Fairs
  • Teen Employment Is Falling Making CTE More Important Than Ever
  • Stereotypically, Science Is For Males

September 2009

  • Partnerships in Bedford County
  • Green Jobs for the Future
  • Student Surveys Increase Retention Rates

October 2009

  • Strategies for Increasing Nontraditional Enrollment & Completion: What the Research Shows
  • Career Clusters: How Employment Is Expected To Change

December 2009

  • Commission on Youth Recommends Support
  • Good News from Congress
  • Shortage of Black Male Teachers

February 2008

  • 1st Annual IGNITE Conference
  • Increasing Enrollment for 2008-09

March 2008/

  • Strategies for Increasing Nontraditional Enrollment: What the Research Shows
  • Which CTE Courses Are Nontraditional?

April 2008

  • Strategies for Increasing Retention: What the Research Shows
  • Featured Events
  • CTE Exchange Teams: An Idea Is Born

August 2008

  • Seven Steps to a Business Partnership
  • Keeping Up With Your Partners

September 2008

  • Helping Students Overcome Internal Barriers to Success.
  • Tips on Reducing stereotype Threat in Your Classroom

November 2008

  • Nontraditional Careers for Virginia Students
  • How to Set up a Career Information Fair

December 2008

  • Building Enrollment with CTE Best Practices
  • Best Practice for Success: Role Models
  • Live Wires: Introducing students to nontraditional role models