Career Technical Education and Government

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In the past few years Career Technical Education has been on the rise, but in recent weeks it has once again taken center stage through a bipartisan bill which the House education committee approved. This bill reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act which was first authorized by the federal government in 1984.

The Act, cited as the '' The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act" is thought to be similar in several respects to legislation the House passed last year that grants states more flexibility over spending and priorities.

According to EducationWeek's Politics K-12 blog dated May 17, 2017, Representatives Virginia Foxx and Bobby Scott agreed there is a skills gap between what students are provided in educational settings and the demands of the current workforce.

A statement made by Foxx, "This legislation will empower state and local leaders to tailor programs to meet the unique needs" of students in their community. "Local leaders will be better equipped to respond to changing education and economic needs."

It is clear that Career Technical Education is here to stay and gaining momentum across the country.

What does this mean for you? If you happen to be a publisher of Career Technical Education resources, your content could be in high demand and lucky for you EdGate is here to help ensure those resources meet state and national CTE standards!

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By: Tracy Olstad
Senior Account Executive