Mississippi Department of Education

The report provided technical assistance to the Office of Career and Technical Education with the Mississippi Department of Education utilizing labor market information to align demand-driven CTE programs. An important aspect of the project was to provide a process for understanding employer demand and offering CTE programs driven by available jobs in the community or region, student skills and abilities and employer needs.  The process yielded a framework for CTE programs to make better use of data to inform what programs are offered and to recommend a seamless progression for work-based training and education.