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Do Career And Technical Classes Line Up With The Job Market?

Career and technical education (CTE) classes are meant to create a clear path for some students to go from the high school to the job that will start their career.

But there may be a disconnect between the CTE classes that are being offered in schools nationwide and the high-paying jobs on the market within those fields.

David Griffith with the Thomas B. Fordham Institute  conducted new research that looks at the CTE courses available in certain markets — including Phoenix — and the jobs that are available there.

The Show spoke with him more about what he found, and why he thinks CTE courses are important.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.