CTE Federal and State - Related Documents

President Promotes CTE

In the first State of the Union address of his second term in office, President Obama put forward a sweeping policy agenda that touched on many issues of national importance, including immigration, economic recovery, gun control and CTE.

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Purpose

The purpose of the Carl D Perkins Act is to develop more fully the academic and career and technical skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs.

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U.S.D.O.E. - Investing in America’s Future

In his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama laid out a blueprint for an economy that is built to last. The President’s plan affirms that the strength of the American economy is inextricably linked to the strength of America’s education system. Particularly in times of economic challenge, American employers need a workforce that is skilled, adaptable, creative, and equipped for success in the global marketplace. And our students need a more rigorous, better tailored education to acquire the skills they need to compete, to follow a clear pathway into the middle class and to continue to prosper.

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Arne Duncan Urges CTE to Prove its Worth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urged the career and technical education community this morning to upgrade its programs to prove they are "worthy investments" as federal funding for such offerings grows tighter. Duncan's comments were part of an address he gave this morning at a joint meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium and the U.S. Office of Vocational and Adult Education. As prepared for delivery, the speech abounds with support for new-age CTE, but it could also come across as a warning.

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Carl D. Perkins Act

The purpose of this Act is to develop more fully the academic and career and technical skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs.

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