The STEM Education Coalition has joined over 400 educational organizations, private businesses, and professional societies in a joint letter asking Congress to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act. The letter follows the Coalition’s response to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions’ request for recommendations on the bill.
The STEM Education Coalition works aggressively to raise awareness in Congress about the critical role of STEM education in the US. Current workforce demands are changing the STEM conversation as employers are reporting a shortage of skilled workers to fill in-demand positions. Career and technical education (CTE) programs throughout the country are central to overcoming this skills gap. Ensuring that there is a pipeline for all STEM jobs is critical for the continued economic prosperity of the United States and ensures the country remains a leader in global competitiveness.
- Read full letter here
- Read STEM Education Coalition’s Perkins CTE principles and recommendations here