Thompson co-sponsors measure recognizing technical education
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, who co-chairs the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, on Wednesday co-introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing National CTE Month, which is observed every February.
U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, a Democrat from Rhode Island, also is a co-sponsor.
According to the release, CTE prepares students for careers in fields such as health care, information technology and the skilled trades. There are more than 7 million job openings nationally, and many are within industries with skilled labor shortages.
More than 12 million students are enrolled in CTE programs at high schools, career academies, CTE centers and two-year colleges, the release said.