Washington, D.C. — The Senate has passed S. Res. 550, a resolution recognizing February 2024 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.
Senators Ted Budd (R-NC), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Todd Young (R-IN), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) were the original sponsors of the resolution. The senators are co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus.
Senator Budd said in a statement:
“I’d like to thank my colleagues for unanimously passing our bipartisan resolution recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month. I will continue to advocate for more educational options for students, with a special focus on CTE programs, because they offer a high-salary, low-debt pathway to success.”
Senator Kaine said:
“I’m glad the Senate unanimously passed my bipartisan resolution to recognize February as Career and Technical Education. As the son of an ironworker and during my time working at a technical school in Honduras, I’ve witnessed firsthand how CTE can provide a pathway to good-paying, meaningful jobs. This month and every month, let’s work to expand access to CTE, including by passing my JOBS Act to allow students to use Pell Grants for job training programs, and build an economy that works for everyone.”
Senator Young said:
“Supporting workforce training is vital to preparing for the jobs of tomorrow. Career and technical education equips individuals with hands-on experiences, addresses the skills gap, and provides a pathway to a meaningful career. Hoosiers deserve opportunities to succeed and live the American Dream.”
Senator Baldwin said:
“We know that a four-year degree is not for everyone and there are many other ways to a good middle-class life. I’m proud to support career and technical education because it gives people the hands-on experiences and skills they need to land a good-paying job and meet our economy’s demands. I look forward to continuing to work with my Democratic and Republican colleagues to support CTE programs and set Wisconsinites up for success.”