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Rep. Langevin Touts CTE & Announces Counseling Legislation


June 10, 2013


Rep. Langevin Touts CTE & Announces Counseling Legislation

In an op-ed article for WPRO 99.7 FM radio station in Rhode Island, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, touted the importance of CTE programs as an effective method to “educate and train a workforce capable of filling 21st century jobs.”

In the op-ed, Rep. Langevin called attention to the erosion of funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which has lost over $140 million since 2010. He noted his bipartisan effort with Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, to restore funding for the Perkins Act due to growing nationwide CTE enrollment rates and its impact on local economies.

Congressman Langevin also used the article to announce new legislation to boost comprehensive counseling services for students. The latest initiative would provide professional development and other resources to school counselors to help students make fully informed decisions about career and academic goals. ACTE has been working with the congressman on the bill and strongly supports Rep. Langevin’s efforts to prepare all students for college and career success.

“Providing a first-class education to every student is not just a moral imperative, it is an economic one.  If we invest in a workforce prepared to meet the challenges of a knowledge-based, global marketplace, we will be one step closer to fueling the economic engine that will drive a more prosperous and sustainable future for Rhode Island and its residents.”

– Rep. James Langevin (RI-2)

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