Education and Training


Skills are at a premium in a rapidly changing economy. Determining what those skills are now and will be in the future, and ensuring that Pennsylvanians of all ages have a path to develop those skills, will position Pennsylvania to have the strongest workforce in the nation. 

Career and Technical Education

Career and technical education (CTE) programs offer students the opportunity to develop real-world skills through a combination of classes and hands-on learning experiences. There are more than 80 career and technical education centers (CTCs) across Pennsylvania that offer programs approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) that lead to industry certifications for jobs in high demand. The data presented in this section provide an overview of CTE in Pennsylvania. Here you will find charts presenting data on CTE enrollment, industry-based learning among CTE students, and types of industry certifications offered by CTE programs. 

Postsecondary Transition

The data presented here show the percentage of high school graduates who have enrolled in an institution of higher education, enlisted in the military, or entered the workforce within 16 months after their graduation date. These data provide one indicator of how well students are being prepared for postsecondary success. For additional data, please visit the Future Ready PA Index website

Workforce Development

The data presented in this section are from performance measures established by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), federal legislation enacted in 2014 to strengthen the public workforce development system in the United States. In this section, you will find data related to employment outcomes, median earnings, credential attainment, and skill gains among participants in WIOA Title I and WIOA Title III programs. Title I programs provide job training and education to individuals. Title III programs provide employment services that help connect job-seekers and employers. 
Employment after Exiting Workforce Services 
These charts show the percentage of participants who are in unsubsidized employment at different points in time following their exit from programs provided by Pennsylvania's workforce development system. 
Median Earnings after Exiting Workforce Services
These charts show the median earnings of participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter following their exit from programs provided by Pennsylvania's workforce development system. 
Credential Rate
This chart shows the percentage of participants enrolled in an education or training program who attain a recognized postsecondary credential or a secondary school diploma (or its equivalent) during participation in, or within one year of exiting, programs provided by Pennsylvania's workforce development system. By default, the chart shows statewide data for the most recent program year. Use the filters to explore data from earlier program years and for specific Workforce Development Areas (WDAs).

Measurable Skill Gains
This chart shows the percentage of program participants who, during a program year, are in an education or training program that leads to a recognized postsecondary credential or employment and who are achieving measurable skill gains, defined as documented academic, technical, occupational, or other forms of progress, towards such a credential or employment. By default, the chart shows statewide data for the most recent program year. Use the filters to explore data from earlier program years and for specific Workforce Development Areas (WDAs).