WASHINGTON -- President Donald J. Trump’s administration worked to help secure reauthorization for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins CTE). According to a White House statement, Perkins CTE has been one of the administration’s top legislative priorities.

The act was last reauthorized in 2006. Reauthorizing Perkins CTE was one of the top workforce development policies in President Trump’s infrastructure plan, which was sent to Congress in February 2018.

Perkins CTE programs authorize more than $1 billion for States each year to fund vocational and career-focused education programs. These programs will benefit secondary and post-secondary students across America who utilize CTE programs to gain the skills and knowledge needed for rewarding careers. Perkins CTE reauthorization will reportedly benefit more than 11 million students, according to the White House statement.

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