House/Senate CTE Caucus
In 2007, former Reps. Brian Baird (D-WA) and Phil English
(R-PA) launched the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus in the
U.S. House of Representatives. The caucus, now chaired by Rep. Glenn
Thompson (R-PA) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), serves as a promotion vehicle for
legislation, ideas and information related to CTE. The mission statement
of the caucus is:
“The Career and Technical
Education Caucus is a bi-partisan group of Members of Congress created to
enhance awareness in Congress of the importance of career and technical
education in preparing a well-educated and skilled workforce in America.”
In 2013, Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
and Rob Portman (R-OH) founded the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus
to bring attention in the U.S. Senate to improving and strengthening access to
CTE. Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) joined the caucus in its first days as co-chairs as well.
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)
House CTE Caucus Membership List
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Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Senate CTE Caucus Membership List
The Senate CTE Caucus is still recruiting Senators to join in support of CTE. You can encourage your Senators to join by sending them a message through the CTE Action Center.
Latest Caucus News:
The latest updates can be found on the CTE Caucus section of the CTE Policy Watch blog.
Although Perkins reauthorization is not a top priority on Capitol Hill right now, the Senate CTE Caucus hosted a briefing today to educate and keep CTE on the minds of legislative staff. Caucus co-chairs Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) kicked off the briefing with their own remarks on the importance of supporting robust CTE programs through policy and tearing down the notion of CTE as a second-tier education.
ACTE Deputy Executive Director Steve DeWitt moderated the briefing which included leaders from the education, business and government sectors in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and the U.S. Department of Labor. The panelists shared their experiences and perspectives on best practices and policies for preparing students with the education and skills necessary for employment in the 21st century, and for meeting the long-term employment needs of local and regional economies.
Briefing panelists includes:
- Charles Speelman, Superintendent, Tri-Rivers Career Center, Marion, OH
- Danny Hunley, Vice President of Operations, Newport News Shipbuilding, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News, VA
- Bryan Albrecht, President, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, WI
- Portia Wu, Employment and Training Administration, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor