Call to Action: More Funding for PA Career and Technical Education

A Pennsylvania advocacy group wants the state budget to include more funding for Career and Technical Education programs, or CTE, for high school students.

Backers of more funding for CTE are looking toward Gov. Josh Shapiro’s new budget proposal, expected March 7.

Rachael Miller, policy director at Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, said the current funding for CTE is provided mostly by local school districts, which contract with a Career and Technical Center.

The challenge is, not all students who are interested can be part of a program, due to the cost of participation.

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