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The Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus is a bipartisan group of Representatives committed to supporting and promoting CTE. Co-chaired by Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), the caucus is comprised of members of Congress representing constituents from across the United States and transcends the ideological spectrum.

CTE programs exist in every congressional district and every state. The goals of the bipartisan caucus are to educate and promote quality CTE programs and well-paying, family-sustaining jobs. These fields include STEM disciplines, nursing, allied health, construction, information technology, energy, cybersecurity, sustainability, and other areas that keep our nation competitive in the global economy.

The skilled trades are the hardest jobs to fill in the United States, with recent data citing 550,000 jobs open in the trade, transportation and utilities sectors and 246,000 jobs open in manufacturing. CTE programs assist businesses in closing the skills gap on a daily basis, by training a competitive workforce to fulfill these 21st Century demands.

Latest News

Feb 3, 2015 Press Release
Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA) sent an invitation to their colleagues for a briefing on career and technical education.
Jan 16, 2014 Press Release
Congressmen Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chairmen of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, announced their support today for the $1.125 billion CTE allocation contained in the FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill.
Jul 23, 2013 Press Release
The Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus hosted a roundtable discussion today on comprehensive career counseling and how schools can better assist students to identify and prepare for the career path that is right for them.
May 15, 2013 Press Release
Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, hosted a briefing today entitled “CTE 101: The Nuts & Bolts of Establishing a Qualified Workforce.”
Apr 22, 2013 Press Release
Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, sent a letter today to the House Appropriations Committee requesting level funding for the Carl D. Perkins Act programs (Perkins) in the FY 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill.