Key Federal Bill provides funding for CTE Programs

Perkins CTE Legislation Reauthorization Passes

After months (technically years) of waiting, anticipation, and efforts by AWFS and countless other industries and associations and organizations, the Perkins V reauthorization has passed in the Senate, House, and by Executive Order. AWFS joins with NAM, ACTE, and others in expressing appreciation to those representatives who helped moved this legislation forward, and is satisfied with the amendments made to the bill to strengthen CTE programs and provide more career education opportunities for students. Trump Signs Perkins Reauthorization (July 31) Perkins Passes in the House on 7/26: Press release from NAM: The announcement from ACTE on 7/23 of Senate Passage … Subject: ACTE, Advance CTE Statement Upon Passage of Senate Perkins[...]

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AWFS Members Call on D.C. Legislators to Support Career Technical Education

Ten members of the AWFS Public Policy Committee called on the offices of twenty nine legislators and agency staff in Washington on February 28, 2018, to encourage support for Career Technical Education (CTE) and apprenticeship programs, both critical for strengthening our industry’s skilled workforce. The fly-in, a joint effort with Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) and Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA), had nearly thirty attendees. Attendees found the event to be productive, well-organized, informative, and fun. “Every meeting was meaningful and worthwhile toward our goal”, said committee member Dave Golling of Royal Plywood, “this was time well-spent”. AWFS Public Policy Committee Chair Rob[...]

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