Connecting Industry with Education


The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development, and leadership opportunities. Pearson has partnered with ACTE to provide Sector Sheets; these sheets describe CTE’s role in growing the qualified workforce for vital industry sectors.

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The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. In cooperation with publishing partner Pearson, NCCER develops and publishes standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires.

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National Restaurant Association

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest food service trade association in the world—supporting over 500,000 restaurant businesses. In partnership with state restaurant associations, NRA works every day to empower all restaurant owners and operators to achieve more than they thought possible.

In Partnership with Pearson, NRA has developed a variety of products to introduce CTE learners to the restaurant business and develop management and culinary skills. The Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts program introduces learners to the industry and provides the required training materials for all schools in their ProStart Competition. ManageFirst titles provide students all the knowledge and skills, outside of culinary skills, they would need to run and operate restaurants.



Adobe Press is a world leader in high-quality learning resources on creative digital media and the official source of training materials for Adobe software and cloud-based solutions. Widely known for the best-selling Classroom in a Book series, Adobe Press publishes instructional and inspirational books, eTexts, videos and online courses aimed at all learning levels.