Last Friday, February 15, Rep. John Tierney (D-MA) introduced the House Democrat's Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization bill, H.R. 798. Following the Democratic bill, House Republicans released their version, Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act, on February 21.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:35:25 PM
We need you to Climb the Hill with us during next month’s National Policy Seminar (NPS) to tell legislators in Washington, D.C. that career and technical education (CTE) needs their support! The knowledge you communicate about your local CTE programs and students will be the most important information that Members of Congress and staff receive.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:33:54 PM
It's Social Media Advocacy Week during CTE Month, Send in your activities and media coverage to ACTE.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/16/2013 5:08:13 PM
This week, Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), the co-chairs of the Congressional CTE Caucus, took to the floor of the House of Representatives in recognition of CTE Month. The co-chairs spoke of the importance of CTE and its roll in American competitiveness. They also urged their colleagues to join the bipartisan caucus to support and promote CTE in Congress.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/21/2014 4:26:16 PM
In the first State of the Union address of his second term in office, President Obama put forward a sweeping policy agenda that touched on many issues of national importance, including immigration, economic recovery, gun control and CTE.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:31:35 PM
Use every means of communication you can to fight cuts to CTE. Call, write, use social media.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:30:22 PM
In addition to the focus on Congress and the Obama Administration, ACTE's upcoming National Policy Seminar (NPS) will includes sessions on broader policy topics affecting the CTE community. Our session “CTE in Focus: A Place at the Table” will spotlight a few of the growing number of national organizations which now recognize the value and potential of CTE.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:11:25 PM
In a press release today, Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) announced a bill designed to improve school counseling resources across the country. The Counseling for Career Choice Act of 2013 provides increased support and professional development for school counselors to have the resources and materials to help students make educated decisions about their future, whether it is a four-year university, career and technical education program in high school or other option.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:10:53 PM