House Passes Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education

With the technological advances and the growth of a global economy in the last couple of decades, skills needed for today's job market have changed as well. Legislators have answered the need for training with H.R. 5587 to help students achieve the skills needed for these jobs. The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 5587 extending the authorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act. The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act gives students the opportunity to gain the skills for jobs in fields such as health care and technology through federal funding and support. Providing the Senate also pass the bill, this would allow states to create quality CTE programs with the focus on local needs. All states have adopted CTE standards for all the Career Clusters. The EdGate repository includes these standards for all states and they are available for licensing.

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Kathleen Ideguchi
Project Manager