TEXAS - While Texas leads the nation in the creation of good jobs, many of the state's employers say they cannot find workers with the skills they need.
TEXASgenuine.org is a free resource that high school counselors and college advisors are using to showcase the value of career and technical education and to help students explore career options.
The website's "Find Your Future" career assessment takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
Among five recommendations, the Texas Comptroller's office suggests that Texas needs to do a better job of broadcasting the positive outcomes of career and technical education.
According to the Association of Career and Technical Education, these programs prepare students for a range of high-wage and high-demand careers, as well as further educational opportunities.
Offered by high schools, community colleges and technical schools, these programs equip students with employability skills and job-specific technical skills as well as core academic skills.
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