MLDS Center Research Series: The Effect of High School Career and Technical Education on Postseconda


What: MLDS Center Research Series

When: Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: School of Social Work, UM Baltimore, 525 West Redwood Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, Conference Room 3E36

Topic: The Effect of High School Career and Technical Education on Postsecondary Outcomes

Career and Technical Education (CTE) has become a topic of considerable policy-making interest as a way of providing specialized education and expanding the number of career pathways available to high schools students. Heath Witzen will share the results of his research on the effect of CTE program completion during high school on postsecondary outcomes, including college enrollment and workforce wages. Heath will describe his methods, outcomes, and next steps for researching this topic.

Presenter: Mr. Heath Witzen, Research Fellow at the MLDS Center

RSVP: Jamese Dixon-Bobbitt via email: jamese.dixon-bobbitt@maryland.gov (space is limited)

Brief Biography

Heath Witzen is a Research Fellow at the Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center and is a Doctoral Candidate in the Economics Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research generally focuses on topics in the economics of education. His research interests include the effectiveness of financial aid programs, how individuals perceive and make choices based on accumulated student loan debt, and interventions designed to improve the high school to college transition.

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