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President Trump signed legislation Tuesday that renews a federal workforce development program, sending $1.2 billion a year to states but with fewer requirements from Washington on how to spend the money and assess the success of programs.
The legislation drew bipartisan support.
The article goes on to state the following:
“Now more than 11 million students and workers will have greater access to better training and more jobs,” Trump said at an event at Tampa Bay Technical High School in Florida. “When we invest in our workers, we are investing in our people.”
According to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the bill:
- Empowers state and local community leaders by simplifying the application process for receiving federal funds and providing more flexibility to use federal resources to respond to changing education and economic needs.
- Improves alignment with in-demand jobs by supporting innovative learning opportunities, building better community partnerships, and encouraging stronger engagement with employers.
- Increases transparency and accountability by streamlining performance measures to ensure CTE programs deliver results, empowering parents, students, and stakeholders with a voice in setting performance goals and evaluating the effectiveness of local programs.
- Ensures a limited federal role by reining in the secretary of education’s authority, limiting federal intervention, and preventing political favoritism.
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Excited to join @POTUS for #PerkinsCTE signing! The impressive stories shared by students today reflect the unlimited opportunities possible for millions more as we help them pursue their passions and an education that meets their unique needs. pic.twitter.com/mPCpI8LfFh
— Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVosED) July 31, 2018
The President is signing our bipartisan #CTE legislation today. Here are four things this bill does to make skills education more accessible for students. https://t.co/7EQi6l8cjl pic.twitter.com/5SgN1Aus8N
— House Ed & Workforce (@EdWorkforce) July 31, 2018
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