ACTE Commends Senators' Efforts on Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Act
July 2, 2014
ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson today expressed her support for the goals of the Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Act, which was introduced by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH).
"These senators have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to the career and technical education (CTE) community, and we are fortunate to have them as partners on Capitol Hill," Wilson said. "I would like to express my gratitude to this bipartisan coalition of senators for their dedication to fostering a brighter future for America's workforce, and I encourage them and their colleagues to bear the goals of this legislation in mind as they turn toward a full reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act."
Senators Portman and Kaine have worked continuously to serve as a voice for ACTE and its members in the Senate, both through their own legislative initiatives and their co-chairmanship of the Senate CTE Caucus.
Who We Are
The Association for Career
and Technical Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit
education association dedicated to the advancement of education that
prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE
has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators,
administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in
planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the
secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy,
public awareness and access to information on career and technical
education, professional development and tools that enable members to be
successful and effective leaders.
What We Do
ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of
its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career
and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and
federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with
legislators and government leaders.