Summary: To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants to States to establish a comprehensive school career counseling framework. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 01/15/20.
STATUS: Introduced 11/15/19 by Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “Career counselors provide critical guidance to students and help ensure they are on track for future success,” said Congressman Langevin. “Career counselors are most effective when they are up-to-speed on the latest information on workforce development programs and trends in the local job market. My bipartisan bill with Congressman Thompson will leverage input from local educators, businesses, and community leaders to build and improve statewide career counseling frameworks, ensuring school counselors have the resources and training they need to help their students succeed.” (Source: Rep. Langevin, Press Release, 11/22/19)
- Career guidance is a vital component of all successful education programs, which connects students with the insights they need to make informed career and education decisions. ACTE supports initiatives that will expand access to these resources for America’s youth regardless of their academic or socioeconomic background. We appreciate the work of our leaders in Congress who have dedicated themselves to such efforts, including Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) who has previously demonstrated a deep commitment to comprehensive career guidance in such initiatives as the Counseling for Career Choice Act, and Glenn Thompson (R-PA), who have worked together in crafting this bipartisan amendment. (Source: Association for Career & Technical Education)
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