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StAY ON tHE CUttING EDGE OF RESEARCH in career and technical education (CTE) and workforce development. The following organizations conduct research, produce publications and, in some cases, provide assistance to institutions to help implement improvements in the classroom. 1 Georgetown university Center on education and the Workforce 1 2 Facebook and Twitter and The 411: The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce is an independent nonprofit research and policy institute that studies the link between education, career qualifica-tions and workforce demands. It made waves this past summer with the publica -tion “Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018.” The organization is on Facebook and you can follow it on Twitter for links to research and news articles on higher education, employment regulations, green jobs, measuring educational success and closing the skill gap. to states. From Programs of Study to curriculum integration to accountability and evaluation, the NRCCTE conducts in-depth research into hot topics in CTE and provides assistance and professional development in areas such as the use of assessment data, curriculum integration and green-focused Programs of Study. The NRCCTE disseminates its research through a variety of multimedia methods, including podcasts, video and Webinars. 2 National research Center for Career and Technical education (NrCCTe) 3 62 Techniques Februar y 2011 Web site The 411: The NRCCTE, an ACTE part -ner, is a resource for career and technical education (CTE) research and publica -tions, professional development for CTE practitioners, and technical assistance Web site The 411: The Workforce Strategy Center (WSC) is a think tank that collaborates with economic development, education and workforce development agencies to create strategies that assist workers and students to be successful in careers. WSC also collaborates with states to drive workforce competitiveness and help regional economies grow. WSC develops education and employment policies with state and national leaders to help better align public resources. In addition, the WSC produces research-based publications such as “Building a Higher Skilled Workforce: Results and Implications from the Bridge Connect National Survey.” 3 Workforce Strategy Center

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