Career and Technical Education Month

Governor Walker recently announced February as Career and Technical Education Month. You can find the announcement here.

WHEREAS, Career and Technical Education (CTE) affords students the chance to gain the academic foundation and the technical skills necessary for true career readiness; and

WHEREAS, the genuine experiences and career exploration prospects provided by CTE programs enable students early on to make knowledgeable decisions about their academic and career pathways; and

WHEREAS, CTE prepares students for fulfilling careers by offering programs of study that link secondary and postsecondary education and lead to the attainment of industry-recognized qualifications; and

WHEREAS, the Alaska Departments of Education and Early Development, Labor and Workforce Development, and the University of Alaska system continue to jointly implement the statewide CTE plan to ensure a complete and consistent career and technical education system for Alaska; and

WHEREAS, ensuring Alaskan employers have access to a qualified workforce is an important part in guaranteeing productivity within business and industry as well as continuous Alaskan economic growth and global competitiveness.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Walker, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim February 2018, as:

Career and Technical Education Month

in Alaska, and urge all citizens to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by the CTE programs in Alaska and to support and participate in these programs.

Source: Office of the Governor

 

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