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Passing career and technical education bill a smart move by Congress

From Lancaster Newspapers Online


Last week, the U.S. House and Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Lloyd Smucker, to strengthen and improve career and technical education to help Americans obtain the skills needed to compete for good-paying jobs. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act updates the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 1984, which provided federal support to state and local vocational programs.  Passage of this bill, which awaits President Donald Trump’s signature, has been a major priority for Smucker.

For evidence that trained workers are increasingly in demand in today’s economy, we need look no further than Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

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