Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, made a speech on the floor of the House on Thursday to recognize February as CTE Month and to draw attention to the critical value of CTE:
â€œCareer and Technical Education, while historically undervalued, helps tackle critical work force shortages and provides an opportunity for America to remain globally competitive, while also engaging students in practical, real world applications of academics, coupled with hands on work experiences.â€
He acknowledged that the limited federal investment in CTE has been stagnant for almost a decade, and stated that he joins with a bipartisan group of his colleagues in seeking to maintain this investment for our countryâ€™s future.
His fellow co-chair of the Caucus, Rep. Jim Langevin (RI), also made a speech on Thursday highlighting the importance of CTE.
Â Nancy Conneely, Public Policy Manager