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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 hundreds of thousands of jobs open in the manufacturing, transportation and utilities sectors. CTE programs assist businesses in closing the skills gap by training a competitive workforce to fulfill these 21st Century demands.

Latest News

May 2, 2019 Press Release

Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Career and Technical Education Caucus, issued the following statement regarding cybersecurity education for individuals working with cyber-physical systems in President Trump’s Executive Order on cybersecurity workforce:

May 1, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, and Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David McKinley (R-WV), co-chairs of the Building Trades Caucus, sent a letter to House leadership and leaders on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging them to include workforce develop

Apr 4, 2019 Press Release

Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus co-chairs Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) hosted a panel briefing entitled “Area CTE Centers: Building a Skilled Workforce through Local Partnerships.”

The panel featured:

Mar 7, 2019 Press Release

Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, today introduced the Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act, which will jumpstart the development of CTE curricula that incorporate cybersecurity skills training.

Feb 22, 2019 Press Release

President Trump has signed into law bipartisan legislation to modernize the charter of the National FFA Organization. The National FFA Organization’s Federal Charter Amendments Act was led by Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE) co-chairs Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) in the House, and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) in the Senate.