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On Friday, the last day before Congress left town for a brief recess, the Senate passed a resolution “supporting the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month.” The resolution was championed by the four co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN). The Senate has now passed resolutions honoring CTE Month every year since the Senate CTE Caucus was founded.
The resolution, available here, touches on American workforce demands, CTE career opportunities, the benefits of CTE and the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Hughes Act. By passing the resolution, the Senate not only recognizes the important role CTE plays in “preparing a well-educated and skilled workforce in the United States,” but it also “encourages educators, counselors, and administrators to promote [CTE] as an option for students.”
In total, 31 senators co-sponsored the resolution, 10 more than last year. The resolution was introduced by Sen. Kaine, and in addition to Senators Portman, Baldwin and Young, the following senators also co-sponsored the resolution:
The growing number of co-sponsors, which has increased each of the past three years, signifies the growing awareness around CTE’s benefits on Capitol Hill. ACTE worked closely with Sen. Kaine and his staff to craft the resolution, and we thank all of our members who called their senators asking them to sign on as co-sponsors.
Posted by Jarrod Nagurka on 02/17/2017 at 03:32 PM in Advocacy Resources, CTE Caucus, In the News | Permalink
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