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June 27

Perkins Reauthorization Bill Introduced

Last month, the CTE Excellence and Equity Act, was introduced in a bipartisan effort to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Act (H.R. 5587). The bill would “provide federal funding for partnerships between school districts, employers, and institutions of higher education that integrate high-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs into high schools” according to a press release from Senator Kaine’s office.

As a result, on  May 16th 2017, MSSC, along with more than 50 other companies, signed and sent a letter to the Ranking Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce urging the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This letter listed recommendations of improvements to the act that would produce a more effective outcome with the money allocated. Those among the Signatories include NAM Certification System partners, e.g. MSSC, American Welding Society, and ACT, Inc.

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