Bergman speaks on education

WASHINGTON — On July 31, President Trump signed The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act into law. 

This new law supports career and technical education, giving states and local communities more flexibility to design career education programs. It also simplifies the requirements states have to follow when applying for federal funds. The law streamlines the application process, aligning it with the state workforce development plan under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This updated submittal process allows state leaders to focus more time and resources on preparing students for successful careers – not on duplicative or overly prescriptive federal requirements.

Rep. Bergman stated, “The bipartisan work done to get this bill on the President’s desk and signed into law ensures the next generation reaches their full potential. From easing over-burdensome regulations that previously kept communities from accessing critical CTE resources, to increasing the cap on the amount of money states can set aside for use in rural areas like our district–this is a win for education and for training our future workforce.”