FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2019
Jarrod Nagurka, ACTE; 703-683-9312; email@example.com
Katie Fitzgerald, Advance CTE; 301-588-9630; firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTE, Advance CTE Appreciate Additional CTE Funding Increase
Alexandria, VA – ACTE and Advance CTE released the following joint statement in response to Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro’s (D-CT) amendment that increased funding for career and technical education (CTE) Perkins Basic State Grants by an additional $10 million in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bill.
“We thank Chairwoman DeLauro and the entire Committee for adopting the amendment at the full Committee markup. We are encouraged by the Committee’s acknowledgement of the important role CTE plays in preparing learners for education and career success, particularly as labor market shortages impact virtually every sector of today’s economy. While additional investments in the future are required to fully address the skills gap and help students succeed, we appreciate and thank the Committee for its efforts to increase CTE funding.”
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.
About Advance CTE
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across all 50 states and U.S. territories. Established in 1920, Advance CTE supports visionary state leadership, cultivates best practices and speaks with a collective voice on national policy to promote academic and technical excellence that ensures a career-ready workforce.