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NPS Coincides With Important Legislation

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February 25, 2013

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NPS Coincides With Important Legislation

The legislative season in Washington is in full swing, and there has never been a better time to advocate for career and technical education. ACTE needs YOU to attend this year’s National Policy Seminar to ensure the CTE voice is heard!

Last week, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce announced its latest attempt to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The committee is expected to hold a markup of the reauthorized bill, the SKILLS Act, during the week of NPS, March 4 – 6. Your voice on Capitol Hill during this important time will be a boon for CTE, youth, and community colleges in the future of the workforce system.

The timing of this year’s NPS is also opportune related to critical discussions about the federal budget. The President and Congress will be debuting their budgets shortly after NPS attendees visit Capitol Hill offices, so you will be able to make your views known concerning potential cuts that directly impact CTE funding for your classroom.

Worried that you don’t know enough about policy or advocacy?

Leave those worries at home because ACTE will make sure you are prepared for anything you might encounter on Capitol Hill. At NPS, you will participate in policy sessions to learn about the SKILLS Act, the federal budget and other CTE related legislation being considered in Congress. If you are new to advocacy or NPS, you will have access to our first-timers session where you will learn about the legislative process and how to advocate to your senators and representative.

Members of Congress need to hear from YOU, the career and technical education EXPERT. ACTE’s National Policy Seminar will ensure your voice and your students are heard! Register for NPS on ACTE’s new website, and climb the Hill with us for CTE and your students!

Download an updated draft of our National Policy Seminar with speakers and sessions.

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