Friends of CTE: CTE Leaders

Below, you will find persuasive pieces on the value of Career Technical Education (CTE) that were written by leaders from a wide variety of fields who understand the importance of CTE to every facet of the American economy. Each entry contains a unique insight into how we can best deliver high-quality CTE, utilize up-to-date workforce data to give students the whole picture of the jobs that await them after graduation and ensure that the students leaving the American school system possess career-ready skills. CTE advocates are encouraged to print and use the testimonials below in meetings as leave-behinds in meetings with CTE stakeholders.

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CTE: The Choice for All Students
Project Lead the Way's Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO, discusses how Career Technical Education can provide students with the skills students need to have successful careers and fill the skill's gap. 
A Win-Win Partnership: First Book & CTE
First Book's Katie Niersbach describes First Book's unique and mutually-beneficial partnership with CTE programs. 
An Investment Worth Making
Congressman and House CTE Caucus Co-Chairman Jim Langevin argues for fully funding American CTE as an investment in our economic future. 
"I Love My Job!" 
Home Builders Institute's Deanna Lewis talks about ensuring that the American workforce is prepared for the demands of the modern labor market. 
Is There a Skills Gap, and Can CTE Fill it?
The National Skills Coalition's Andy Van Kleunen says that CTE jobs are out there waiting for graduates with appropriate credentials.