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We should align the key Family & Consumer Sciences adulting skills with all CTE core competencies and Perkins V funding. These skills essential for all careers and job holders and avert many problems for young consumers if they are taught and achieved prior to secondary graduation. The outcomes for managing money, decreasing food insecurity with food preparation and management skills, understanding of early child development care and needs, and the strong interpersonal and team skills highly sought be industry are all key adulting skills FCS is prepared to teach as a core part of CTE.

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