Advance CTE Statement on Former Senator and CTE Champion Mike Enzi


Advance CTE Statement on Former Senator and CTE Champion Mike Enzi

SILVER SPRING, MD (July 27, 2021) – This statement can be attributed to Kimberly Green, Executive Director of Advance CTE: 

“Advance CTE and I had the privilege of working with Senator Mike Enzi during his time in the U.S. Senate as the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Senator Enzi was a longtime, tireless champion for Career Technical Education (CTE), advocating for the needs of learners and employers, especially those in rural communities.  He was a true public servant who steadfastly held his constituents in Wyoming at the heart of all of his work.

Senator Enzi was a primary author of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) in 2006 and played an instrumental role in the 2018 reauthorization, as well as served as a co-chair of the Senate CTE Caucus. We are grateful for his leadership and legacy, which helped millions of CTE learners across the country access high-quality CTE programs and secure a path to in-demand, high-wage careers. We are deeply saddened to hear of Senator Enzi’s passing, and our condolences and thoughts are with his loved ones and family.” 

About Advance CTE

Advance CTE 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 to advance high-quality CTE policies, programs and pathways that ensure career success for each learner.


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