President Trump signs law that delivers for American workers. President Trump has made closing the skills gap a top priority. Today, he signed the Perkins CTE Act into law, which provides crucial funding toward training programs for American students and workers.

Hear the President’s statement


Lamar Alexander (R-TN) writes: The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act funds the programs that help train those skilled workers – for example, a high school student wanting to become a computer coder, or an adult going
back to school to learn about commercial construction…This bill will make important, necessary updates to career and technical education programs…including limiting the role of the Department of Education so states don’t have to ask “Mother May I?” when they want to make changes to do what is best for their students. The update passed by Congress also increases expectations that states will hold themselves accountable for student achievement.

Sen. Tim Scott writes: This legislation will provide much-needed flexibility and support to workforce development programs across the country, including apprenticeships. Apprentices earn $300k more in lifetime earnings than non-apprentice peers.

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