Career and Technical Education Caucus

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.

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September 13, 2018 In The News

Bipartisanship isn’t dead. In fact, it just experienced a significant victory.

Though we come from opposite sides of the aisle, we successfully worked together as co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus to overhaul the law responsible for much of our nation’s career and technical education system.

August 27, 2018 In The News

The bill, signed into law by President Donald Trump, enjoyed an unusual level of bipartisan support.

Sixteen-year-old Samantha Saulsgiver is more than just a junior at General McLane High School and at Erie County Technical School.

She’s also a full-time lathe operator at H&H Aero Inc., an Erie company that makes precision parts for jet engines.

Although she is returning to a part-time schedule at Aero as classes resume, she said a job will be waiting for her when she graduates.

August 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTONPresident Donald J. Trump signed U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson’s career and technical education bill Tuesday during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House.  

Last week, the House unanimously passed H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which overhauls the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The $1.2 billion program hasn’t been reauthorized by Congress since 2006.

July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTONU.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson joined C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning to talk about his legislation that strengthens and improves career and technical education. He was joined by cosponsor U.S. Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) for the discussion.

July 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today unanimously approved U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson’s bipartisan legislation to strengthen and improve career and technical education and give Americans the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs.

July 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA), made the following joint statement upon passage of H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act:

June 4, 2018 In The News

DUBOIS - Google paid a visit to Clearfield County Monday to deliver a program called the Computer Science (CS) First Roadshow.

Their final stop for the 2017-18 school year was at the DuBois Area Middle School.

October 10, 2017 Press Release

Deadline to submit an app is November 1, 2017 

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today encouraged students in Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District to participate in the Congressional App Challenge.

The Congressional App Challenge is a public effort to encourage kids to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their district.

August 28, 2017 Press Release

CPI to begin new two-year Natural Gas Compression degree program in November, one of only two programs nationwide

PLEASANT GAP, Pa. U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and U.S. Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) were at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) on the first day of school to call on the U.S. Senate and the White House to make career and technical education reforms a priority this fall.