The House Education and the Workforce (HEW) Committee held a markup session for H.R. 5587– The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act– legislation that would reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Act. The markup provided the opportunity for committee members to make amendments and changes to this legislation, which was introduced in late June. The committee ultimately voted 37-0 to refer the bill to the full chamber for a House-wide vote (at a date still to be determined).
Ahead of this Advance CTE sent a letter of support for committee passage of H.R. 5587 which is available here.
An archived webcast of the markup can be viewed here.
WEBINAR(S) OF THE WEEK
The College & Career Readiness & Success Center is hosting a 3-part series highlighting how career pathways can leverage CTE to connect academic learning and career readiness skills.
- Webinar 1: Engaging Key Stakeholders in the Career Pathways Design Process
Thursday, July 14, 2016, 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET
- Webinar 2: Understanding the State Context to Inform Career Pathway Design
Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET
- Webinar 3: Creating Coherence with Career Pathways
Monday, July 25, 2016, 4:00–5:00 p.m. ET
The Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program is awarding 510 scholarships of up to $2,500 each to students who plan to pursue a career or technical certificate and/or degree. Applications are open until August 1, 2016.