CTE Caucus Hosts Briefing on Area CTE Centers
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:
- Kimberly Green, Executive Director, Advance CTE
- Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, RI Commissioner of Postsecondary Education
- Amy Grzybowksi, Executive Director, Westerly Education Center
- Todd Taylor, Vice President, Post-Secondary Education, Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology
Across the country, area career and technical education (CTE) centers provide cost-effective, co-located sites where CTE is delivered to secondary and postsecondary students as well as adult learners. These centers give individuals unique opportunities to connect with local businesses and learn the skills they need to access employment, helping industries develop a competitive workforce.
Nearly 50 percent of U.S. high schools are served by area CTE centers, yet many people have never heard of them or know about their impact on students, businesses, and communities. The caucus briefing gave Congressional staff an opportunity to hear from national and state leaders about the services Area CTE Centers provide and how they benefit Americans in Congressional districts across the country.