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
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
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.