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Upton Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Career and Technical Education Bill

Effort would reauthorize Carl D. Perkins Act and improve job training opportunities

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Washington, July 25, 2018 | Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today applauded the passage of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The bill now heads to the president’s desk for approval. 

“This bipartisan bill is all about preparing Southwest Michigan students for the workforce and good-paying jobs,” said Upton. “Local career and technical education, or CTE, programs help high school and community college students obtain hands-on experience necessary to succeed in careers in a broad range of industries. This bipartisan effort will make updates to CTE training to give workers and students the skills they need to find high-wage jobs here in Michigan. I’m glad we were able to put partisan differences aside and come together for this common-sense compromise. I urge the president to sign this into law as soon as he is able.”

Upton had previously voted for this reauthorization in June of 2017. The U.S. Senate then made adjustments and passed their version on July 23.

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