House E&W Committee Report with Description of House-passed Perkins Reforms

On the heels of passing H.R. 5587 by 405 to 5, the House Education and the Workforce Committee has shared its analysis of the legislation here.

The 18-page Committee Report provides the purpose, Committee Action, Summary, Committee Views, Section-By-Section Analysis, and additional materials related to the legislation.

CRS Analysis of House Passed Perkins Reforms Compared to Current Law

The Congressional Research Service comparison of current Perkins CTE law and the legislation passed by the House, H.R. 5587, is available here.

The document published by CRS on September 15th, 2016 is titled “Reauthorization of the Perkins Act in the 114th Congress: Comparison of Current Law and H.R. 5587”

The 14-page document goes through the provisions in the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (such as state plan approval) and compares current law to H.R. 5587.

CRS is part of the Library of Congress and provides Congress analysis that is authoritative, objective and nonpartisan.

Perkins CTE voted for by House Education and the Workforce

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The House Education and the Workforce Committee voted 37 to 0 for the Committee substitute for H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.  The legislation now proceed toward consideration by the full House of Representatives.

A letter in support of the legislation was sent to the Committee by over 200 companies, organizations and associations.

More about the Committee action can be found here

House Education and the Workforce introduces Perkins Reauthorization Legislation

The House Education and Workforce Committee has introduced bipartisan Perkins Reauthorization Legislation (see link below).  The “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” is sponsored by Rep. Thompson (R-PA) and cosponsored by Reps. Byrne (R-AL), Curbelo (R-FL), Clark (D-MA), Langevin (D-RI), and Nolan (D-MN)

Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

Perkins Coalition sends Letter to Congress with 350 Organizations in Support of Perkins Reauthorization

NUDGE ON CAREER EDUCATION: A coalition of 350 businesses and organizations is sending a letter to members of Congress today prodding them to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The letter encourages Congress to align career and technical education program to the needs of local labor markets. It also encourages the use of “industry-recognized” credentials. Signers include Fortune 500 companies such as IBM. The letter:

How Toyota is Helping Engineer a New Future for 11 Cincinnati Kids


When 11 Cincinnati high school students started a summer program at Woodward Technical High School to learn mechanical engineering from Toyota engineers, they weren’t exactly chomping at the bit.

“At first, you could tell they weren’t really interested,” said Robbie Tackett, one of the five Toyota engineers who spent five days a week for the last six weeks working on technical skills with the students. “But once we got to the hands-on activities, actually connecting the circuits and doing the programming, they became more engaged.”