Alexander: Legislation Strengthening Career and Technical Education Heads to President’s Desk

Says, at a time when our economy is booming, this bill will help Tennesseans learn the skills they need to find a good job

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2018 – Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act:

“At a time when our economy is booming, companies everywhere are in the market for skilled workers. Over 200,000 Tennesseans participate in the career and technical education programs funded by this legislation that will give them the skills they need to find a good job. I congratulate the House of Representatives on passing the Perkins CTE Act that is important to students, workers, and employers, and I look forward to the president signing it into law.”

The Senate passed the Perkins CTE Act by voice vote on Monday.

Alexander is a sponsor of the Perkins CTE Act, which provides nearly $1.2 billion of grants to states to train students and workers to compete for high-skilled, in-demand jobs. Alexander has worked with Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Ivanka Trump to pass this legislation.