Moolenaar Supports Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education

September 13, 2016
Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.

The legislation extends the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The Act first became law in 2006 and today's legislation extends the Act through 2022. Today's bill also reforms the Act and one of the new reforms will allow states to set aside up to 15 percent of funding to assist students in rural communities.

Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Midland) supported the legislation and released the following statement:

“Today’s legislation supports students in mid and northern Michigan who want to learn the skills that are essential for good-paying jobs. Our region has great high school and community college programs that support skilled trades and this legislation will help them train students for the opportunities of the future.”

Delta College, Ferris State University, Mid Michigan Community College, and Montcalm Community College have all received grants through the Perkins Act.

Additionally, communities in all 15 counties of Michigan's Fourth Congressional District have career centers and high schools that are part of the Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education. A complete list of participants is here: