During the January 18th House Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee hearing, participants averred that career options for high schools students should no longer be couched be limited to just college. Led by Chairman Aaron Bean (R-FL), the hearing covered the role career and technical education (CTE) plays in filling America’s 8.8 million open jobs.
CTE programs have helped boost graduation rates and kept kids in school while learning skills. However, CTE has seen its impact limited by lack of funds, teacher shortages and obsolete cultural stigmas.
To access the hearing details on the congressional website, click here.