Congressional Hearing March 2014

The House Education and Workforce held two field hearings in Nevada and Arizona on March 18th and 20th, respectively.

On Tuesday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m., Chairman Kline will join Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) in Nevada’s 3rd District for a field hearing entitled, “Reviving our Economy: How Career and Technical Education Can Strengthen the Workforce.” The hearing will take place at Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Coyote Ballroom, located at 7050 West Shelbourne Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Thursday, March 20 at 9:00 a.m., Chairman Kline will join Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) in Arizona’s 5th District for a field hearing entitled, “Reviving our Economy: Supporting a 21st Century Workforce.” The hearing will take place at Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, Student Union-Cooley Ballroom B, located at 7001 East Williams Field Road in Mesa, Arizona.

Link to further information about both hearings can be found here.

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Senate Caucus Announced

On January 29, 2014, Senators Kaine (D-VA) and Portman (R-OH) announced the formation of a Senate Caucus on Career and Technical Education.

The bipartisan Caucus “will focus on improving and strengthening access to career and technical education to ensure that students of all ages are prepared with the skills they need for the jobs of the 21st century.”

Senator Kaine’s press release can be found here

Senator Portman’s press release can be found here

The Senate Caucus extends the House Bipartisan CTE caucus which is chaired by Representatives Langevin (D-RI) and G.T. Thompson (R-PA).  Information on the House caucus can be found on Rep. Langevin and Rep. Thompson’s websites.