US CP graduates in higher education (2017)
Lori Mack, Olivia Halic and Emma Burd—IB Global Research
This study examines the patterns of higher education enrollment, destinations and persistence of all CP graduates from secondary schools in the US between 2013 and 2015. Studies examining the effectiveness of career and technical education (CTE) in secondary school often reach inconclusive findings on the question of whether CTE promotes career-oriented skills without any detriment to students’ academic achievement. Launched in 2012, the IB Career-related Programme (CP) has been uniquely designed to do just that: it combines the rigour of IB courses with the practical learning of CTE to promote both college and career readiness equally.