Curbelo Leads Efforts to Expand Student Educational Possibilities

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Washington, July 7, 2016 | comments



Washington, D.C.
—Today, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce marked up H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), an original cosponsor, released the following statement in support of this crucial legislation.

"The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act is an extremely positive step forward for career and technical education. This proposal brings the various stakeholders to the table, including the business community, to make a significant contribution to the development of effective programs.

H.R. 5587 focuses on ensuring that students are prepared for jobs by promoting work based learning, a central element for developing useful skills, and encouraging states to integrate their CTE services with other job training programs. 

I am also very pleased that this legislation includes specific language I worked on that formalizes the extension of CTE into middle schools. By affording younger students access to these programs, we can help them to succeed. I am proud to be part of this effort to improve the lives of American students."

H.R. 5587 was reported out of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on July 8, 2016 by a vote of 37-0. 

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