Brief Racial and Ethnic Equity Gaps in Postsecondary Career and Technical Education
Considerations for Online Learning
Theresa Anderson, Amanda Briggs, Shayne Spaulding, Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Daniel López
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High-quality career and technical education programs offered by community and technical colleges can offer students a path to well-paying careers. Many of these programs shifted online because of the coronavirus pandemic, and many will remain online. Structural racism and other systemic inequalities can limit access to and success in online career and technical education programs for students of color, especially Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students. This brief describes equity gaps for students of color in CTE programs and offers a framework for improving outcomes at the course, program, and institutional levels. Infusing equity consciousness, disaggregating and examining data, and considering student technology access and instructor preparation to promote success in online learning are some important strategies for creating better opportunities for success.

Research Areas Education Wealth and financial well-being Race and equity Workforce
Tags Higher education Workforce development Wealth inequality Job training Racial equity in education Racial inequities in employment Technology and future of learning and training
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center