ACTE, Advance CTE Congratulate Senator Tim Kaine on HELP Appointment

December 20, 2016

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Jarrod Nagurka, ACTE

Katie Fitzgerald, Advance CTE

ACTE, Advance CTE Congratulate Senator Tim Kaine on HELP Appointment

Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and Advance CTE are pleased to congratulate Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on his appointment to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). The committee has jurisdiction over legislation critical to career and technical education (CTE), including the reauthorizations of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and the Higher Education Act, both of which are expected to be acted upon in the new Congress.

“From his experience in his father’s ironworking shop to his missionary work in Honduras and his efforts as Virginia’s Governor, Senator Kaine has long been a champion for CTE students, parents and educators,” said ACTE executive director LeAnn Wilson. “Since his election to Congress, Senator Kaine co-founded, and now co-chairs, the Senate CTE caucus. His dedication has helped shine a light on the important role that CTE has to play in preparing students for college and career success. The Senator’s appointment to the HELP committee is a win for CTE, and we look forward to continuing to work with him.”

“We congratulate Senator Kaine on his appointment,” said Advance CTE executive director Kimberly Green. “As a champion of CTE, he has worked tirelessly to ensure that students in his home state of Virginia, as well as across the country, have access to high-quality career and technical education programs. We are thrilled to have the Senator in a position to more directly guide the nation’s major education and workforce legislation and look forward to collaborating with him and the HELP committee in the new Congress.”

The press release from the Senator’s office announcing the appointment can be found here.


About ACTE:
The Association for Career and Technical Education 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, guidance counselors 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.