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Curbelo Applauds Passage of Co-Sponsored Bill to Help Americans Entering Workforce

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Washington, September 13, 2016 | comments



Washington, D.C.
—The House of Representatives passed H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, a better way to improve our nation’s education and workforce. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), an original co-sponsor of the bill, released the following statement in support of its passage:

“Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the tools to succeed in a variety of fields, including the technology and healthcare sectors. Though these programs are excellent opportunities for young adults to gain insight and knowledge of the workforce, the federal law regulating CTE practices has not been updated in over a decade. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act is part of the House Republicans’ a better way agenda to prepare our students for in-demand and high-skilled positions in today’s changing workforce. This bill simplifies the process of applying for federal funds and affords programs more flexibility to make alterations if necessary. This bill also increases transparency, ensuring effective programs that allow students, teachers, and parents to attain their goals.

I am proud to have worked on this bipartisan measure, and thank Reps. Thompson (R-PA) and Clark (D-MA) for their leadership on a bill to improve the lives of Americans entering the workforce.”


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Tags: Education