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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Discuss Opportunities to Strengthen Career and Technical Education Programs

On Tuesday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN) will hold a hearing entitled, “Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: Improving the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act provides federal funding to states to support career and technical education (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 care, transportation, construction, and hospitality. However, with a 22 percent unemployment rate for young adults between the ages of 16 and 19, policymakers have a responsibility to explore policies that would strengthen CTE programs and better provide students with the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workforce. 

As the House Committee on Education and the Workforce begins crafting legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, Tuesday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to discuss proposals to strengthen CTE programs and help students gain the valuable credits and certifications needed to compete for in-demand jobs. To learn more about this hearing, visit www.edworkforce.house.gov/hearings.

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