Monday, March 3, 2008

House Passes Resolution Recognizing Career and Technical Education Month

Late on February 25, the U.S. House of Representatives approved House Resolution 930, recognizing February as national "Career and Technical Education Month." The resolution was approved by a vote of 380-0.

The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) and Rep. Phil English (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional CTE Caucus, resolves that the United States House of Representatives:

  • supports the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month;
  • recognizes the importance of career and technical education in preparing a well-educated and skilled workforce in America; and
  • encourages educators, counselors, and administrators to promote career and technical education as an option to students.

This is the first time in recent history that Congress has recognized the annual CTE celebration.

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