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More Jobs For Marylanders 45% Goal Progress and Attainment

The More Jobs for Marylanders Act and Career Youth and Public Sector Apprenticeship Act established a state goal that 45% of high school students will complete a CTE program of study, earn industry-recognized credentials, or complete a registered youth or other apprenticeship by January 1, 2025. The More Jobs for Marylanders Act Dashboard provides an overview of progress towards attainment of the 45% goal. The dashboard allows the user to view progress by student group and school system. The Division of Career and College Readiness is committed to supporting local school systems in meeting the 45% goal.

This dashboard report provides an overview of progress towards attainment of the 45% goal by 2025.

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Definition for CTE Completion

CTE completion requires students to fulfill all requirements of a MSDE-approved CTE program of study and exit high school with a diploma or certificate. All CTE programs of study are aligned to academic and industry standards, provide the opportunity for students to earn industry-recognized and/or postsecondary credentials, and provide the opportunity for students to participate in work-based learning experiences. Over 40% of Maryland public high school students are enrolled in a CTE program.

Definition for Industry-Recognized Occupational or Skill Credential

An industry-recognized occupational or skill credential is a verification of an individual’s qualification and competence in a specific career area. Credentials are typically issued by a qualified third-party such as a vendor, industry association, or governing board after an individual has completed an assessment demonstrating proficiency for a specific skill set. Only state-approved industry credentials aligned with a MSDE-approved CTE program of study are identified for reporting in Maryland’s data collections. This dashboard report identifies industry credentials earned by CTE concentrators. CTE concentrators are students that have completed two courses in a CTE program of study and have enrolled in a third.

Definition for Completion of a Registered Youth or Other Apprenticeship

Completion of a registered youth or other apprenticeship is defined as the completion of a work-based learning experience included as part of a school-to-apprenticeship program in collaboration with selected sponsors of registered apprenticeship programs, the Apprenticeship Maryland program and/or other apprenticeship training programs approved by the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council in accordance with § 11–405 of the labor and employment article. Work-based learning experiences must take place at a work-site and must be a paid experience (at least minimum wage) with a minimum of 450 hours.