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CTE Caucus Holds First Briefing of 113th Congress

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May 16, 2013

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CTE Caucus Holds First Briefing of 113th Congress

On Wednesday, May 15, ACTE and the bipartisan Congressional CTE Caucus co-chairs Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) held a briefing for congressional staff title “CTE 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Establishing a Qualified Workforce. 

The briefing provided an educational overview for Capitol Hill staff, many of whom have not had previous experience with CTE, on what CTE is and its impact on students and the economy. In addition to remarks by the caucus co-chairs, the briefing also included a panel of CTE advocates:

  • Steve DeWitt, Deputy Executive Director, ACTE
  • Kim Green, Executive Director, NASDCTEc
  • Sasha Pudelski, Government Affairs Manager, AASA

The Congressional CTE Caucus recently finished its membership drive for the 113th Congress, and now boasts 60 members, which includes seven freshman Members of Congress. Although the formal membership drive is over, the CTE Caucus is always accepting new members. If your Representative isn’t already a caucus member, then send him or her an e-mail with an invitation to join. 

 

  GT at CTE 101 Briefing 2013
(CTE Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) speaking at the CTE 101briefing on May 15, 2013)

 

 Rep Langevin at CTE 101 Briefing 051513 
(CTE Caucus Co-Chair Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) speaking at the CTE 101 briefing on May 15, 2013)

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