Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the House today passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587), which reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to help more Americans enter the workforce with the skills necessary to compete for and succeed in high-wage, high-demand careers:
“As I travel the Third District meeting with job creators, a constant refrain is that there are not enough people with the right skills to fill available jobs. Instead of forcing students into a one-size-fits-all future, career and technical education allows students to gain the skills they need to access high-demand, well-paying jobs, without the burdens often associated with other educational routes. I believe this reauthorization is an important step in preparing the next generation for the work force, and I was proud to support its passage.”
Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011 and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Financial Services and General Government, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.