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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

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.

Feb 8, 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 “CTE 101” to kick off National CTE Month.

The panel featured:

Jan 22, 2019 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to modernize the charter of the National FFA Organization sponsored by Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus. The bill increases FFA’s autonomy while preserving its longstanding relationship with the U.S. Department of Education.

Dec 5, 2018 Press Release

On Monday, Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Cybersecurity Education Integration Act, legislation that provides resources to develop CTE programs of study that include cybersecurity fundamentals.