HCM educational design experts Adele Willson and Travis Bostic co-authored an article for the Summer 2021 edition of the Education Market Association’s Essentials publication, “Designing Successful CTE Spaces for the K14 Learner.”

Career and Technical Education, or CTE, has been steadily gaining in popularity over the past several years, and for good reason. These programs have been shown to offer a myriad of benefits to students and their communities, including higher high school graduation rates, lower college debt, and a filling of the current workforce gap for “middle skills” careers.

HCM has been involved in the programming and design of educational spaces for over 40 years; our breadth of knowledge spans K-12 and Higher Education environments, which gives us a unique perspective on the design of CTE and STEM spaces for all ages. As nationally recognized leaders in educational design with over 40 CTE and STEM spaces designed, HCM has a deep understanding of the specific elements necessary to a successful CTE space.

Take a look at the article, where Adele and Travis discuss the benefits of CTE programs and identify five key programming and design considerations unique to creating spaces to support these programs.

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