Owens Recognizes February as Career and Technical Education Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04), Chairman of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, co-sponsored a House Resolution recognizing National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.

“In my district, vocational education and job-ready programs have a proven track record of preparing students for success in high-demand careers and opening the door to high-quality opportunities,” said Rep. Owens. “I am proud to support this House Resolution in recognition of the invaluable contributions of career and technical education to expand opportunities for students in Utah and across the nation.”

CTE prepares students for careers in fields such as health care, agriculture, information technology, manufacturing, the skilled trades and many more. There are more than 11 million job openings nationally, and many are within industries with noted skilled labor shortages. For example, it is projected that 17 million workers will be needed to support investments in the nation’s infrastructure in the next decade.

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