Factors Considered by High School Counselors When Advising Students Regarding Career and Technical Education


  • Maria Nunnery Coleman SOWELA Technical Community College
  • Leane B. Skinner Auburn University
  • Elisha Wohleb Auburn University


career and technical education (CTE), high school counselors, industry-based certifications (IBCs), advising


Enrollment in career and technical education (CTE), specifically, business and computer-related courses, should be at an all-time high due to the number of postsecondary majors, number of job positions, and the increased use of technology; yet enrollment is less than would be expected. This study sought to determine the factors that influence public high school counselors to advise college-bound and career-bound students to enroll in CTE; and the percentage of college-bound and career-bound students public high school counselors advise to enroll in CTE. A total of 5,572 surveys were distributed via email to high school counselors in twelve southern states; 281 responded (N = 281). Data were analyzed using Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Tests. Most respondents (76.47%) strongly agreed that career-bound students should take CTE courses in high school, but only 46.64% strongly agreed that college-bound students should enroll in CTE.


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Coleman, M. N., Skinner , L. B., & Wohleb, E. (2020). Factors Considered by High School Counselors When Advising Students Regarding Career and Technical Education. Journal of Research In Business Education, 60(1), 12-24. https://jrbe.nbea.org/index.php/jrbe/article/view/18

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