NRCA commends the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions’ approval of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The legislation is designed to reform and reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act of 2006.
NRCA believes the legislation, approved June 26 will provide expanded opportunities for work-based learning and incentives to encourage the development of industry recognized credentials. The legislation also will provide for more effective engagement between roofing industry employers and educators in the development of CTE programs in the future.
Workforce development is one of the most difficult challenges facing NRCA members. Reforming CTE programs that operate under the Perkins Act is critical to helping our members address their future workforce needs.
We also are pleased to see policy recommendations from NRCA and other associations have largely been incorporated into the legislation.
NRCA will continue to work with key lawmakers to ensure this legislation is passed in the U.S. Senate.