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Career and Technical Education Month Resolution PassedCareer and Technical Education Month

Late on February 25, the U.S. House of representatives approved House Resolution 930, recognizing national "Career and Technical Education Month." The resolution was approved by a vote of 380-0.

The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) and Rep. Phil English (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional CTE Caucus, resolves that the United States House of Representatives:

This is the first time in recent history that Congress has recognized the annual CTE celebration. ACTE worked closely with the House on the development, introduction and promotion of the resolution.

While the resolution was being debated, Rep. Baird, along with Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), and Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) all spoke in support of CTE. Rep. Baird and Rep. English later applauded the resolution’s passage. Baird said, “Career and technical education provides students with the skills they need to find employment in skilled professions and to compete in a competitive global economy. I applaud the Association for Career and Technical Education for its efforts to spread the word about CTE initiatives nationwide.” 

English continued, “By recognizing February as Career and Technical Education month, this resolution demonstrates Washington’s commitment to promoting new programs and strengthening career and technical education throughout the country.”

In recognition, WITC will be providing opportunities for campus tours and career exploration at each campus.

Students were invited to create video public service announcements promoting technical education. ACTE sponsored its first annual CTE Month PSA contest this year.