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Career and Technical Education
Thompson Statement: Markup of H.R. 5587, "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act"
Jul 7, 2016 -
As co-chair of the Career and Technical Education Caucus and the sponsor of H.R. 5587, I am happy to have an opportunity today to discuss this bipartisan legislation. It’s no secret that our country continues to face significant economic challenges, and it’s no surprise that many men and women are w...
Kline Statement: Markup of H.R. 5587, "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act"
Jul 7, 2016 -
The committee meets to consider H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Introduced by Representatives Glenn Thompson and Katherine Clark, this bipartisan bill will help more Americans—particularly younger Americans—compete and succeed in today’s workforc...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Helping Students Succeed by Strengthening the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act”
May 17, 2016 -
Through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the federal government supports state and local programs designed to prepare high school and community college students for technical careers. These programs offer students the knowledge and training they need to compete in the workforc...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Improving Career and Technical Education to Help Students Succeed in the Workforce”
Oct 27, 2015 -
Young adults are entering a job market today that is vastly different from the one that existed a generation ago. Technological advances and the growth of a global economy have significantly changed the kinds of jobs available and the skills required to do them, making quality education and training...
Heck Statement: "Reviving our Economy: How Career and Technical Education Can Strengthen the Workforce"
Mar 18, 2014 -
I recently visited Southwest Career and Technical Academy here in Nevada's Third District and met with students, teachers, and administrators to learn about the school and the courses they offer. I also got the chance to hear firsthand from students about their experiences with career and technical ...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: Improving the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act"
Nov 19, 2013 -
A few weeks ago the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education convened a hearing to examine the benefits of career and technical education, or CTE. In addition to highlighting innovative CTE programs that are helping students compete for in-demand jobs, the hearing allowed...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: A Discussion on Career and Technical Education and Training Programs"
Sep 20, 2013 -
The Perkins Act provides federal funding to states to support career and technical education (or CTE) programs. These programs offer high school and community college students the opportunity to gain the skills and experience necessary to compete for jobs in a broad range of fields, including health...