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Success Through CTE

From electrical engineering to aeronautical re-manufacturing, career and technical education (CTE) plays an important role in helping students explore and pursue a career path in a wide variety of fields. Alex Wolff’s story is just one example. While attending school in Santa Barbara, California, Alex enrolled in the Santa Barbara County Regional Occupational Program/CTE Electronic Technology course. That decision and the hands-on experience it provided led to a successful career in electrical e...

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Committee Leaders Respond to Administration’s Final Blacklisting Regulation

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), along with Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN), issued the following joint statement today in response to the administration’s final blacklisting regulation and guidance: Bad actors who deny workers basic protections shouldn’t receive government contracts, and for decades, there’s been a system in place designed to ho...

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Roe, Foxx Statement on Partisan NLRB Ruling in Columbia University

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following joint statement today after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a decision in Columbia University regarding unionization of graduate students: For years, the board has discarded established labor policy to advance a culture of union favoritism at any cost, and this intrusion into our nation’s col...

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Another CTE Success Story

Meet Rob Griffin. When Rob began school at Dalton High in Whitfield County, Georgia, he became interested in a series of engineering courses the school offered as an elective. It was these courses that would start Rob on the path to a fulfilling and successful career. Like many career and technical education (CTE) programs, the drafting and engineering coursework Rob took at Dalton helped him gain the knowledge, skills, and experience he would need to succeed in the future. Rob went on to receiv...

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#TBT: Gov. Pence on the Importance of CTE

Policymakers across the country—and on both sides of the aisle—have long recognized the critical role career and technical education (CTE) plays in helping prepare students for future success. In February 2015, one of those policymakers, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, appeared before the committee and discussed how the Hoosier State was “offering new pathways to success for all of Indiana’s students through enhanced career and technical education opportunities.” Highlighting the importance of CTE ...

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"Regulatory Limbo" Under the NLRB

One year ago, bureaucrats at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed a gift to Big Labor that will upend a business model that's paved the way to the American Dream for countless individuals. The NLRB’s partisan decision in Browning-Ferris Industries overturned decades of labor policy, and it was issued despite concerns voiced by small business owners across the country. Clint Ehlers, owner of two local FASTSIGNS stores in Pennsylvania, warned that a revised joint employer standard woul...

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Demanding Accountability for Student Borrowers and Taxpayers

The Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) has a record—and it’s not one to brag about. Designated a performance-based organization by Congress, FSA has an obligation to set and meet clear and measurable goals, customer service standards, and performance targets. Unfortunately, the organization has routinely failed to live up to those responsibilities at the expense of taxpayers, student borrowers, and the institutions that serve them. In fact, a survey of student aid prof...

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