FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2020
Hannah Neeper, ACTE; 703-683-9327; email@example.com
Katie Fitzgerald, Advance CTE; 301-588-9630; firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTE, Advance CTE Statement on COVID-19 Relief Bill Including $1B for CTE
Alexandria, VA – The following statement can be attributed to Kimberly Green, Executive Director of Advance CTE and LeAnn Wilson, Executive Director of ACTE.
“We applaud the introduction of the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act, which includes a $1 billion investment in career and technical education (CTE). CTE’s contribution is twofold: It is vital to providing the 40 million people out of work – especially those most vulnerable – with the opportunities to upskill and reskill and enter into a living-wage career. CTE is also critical to employers, ensuring that they have the talent needed to innovate and grow. We support this bill and look forward to working with Congress to secure its enactment.”
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.