CTE aerospace program passes another committee

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, July 2, 2009 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On Wednesday, July 1, the Assembly Higher Education Committee passed SB 747 (Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles) by unanimous consent. This bill establishes a pilot pre-apprentice Aerospace Machining Program designed to increase the number of high school students who will choose to pursue careers as aerospace technicians.  The bill outlines the principles and criteria by which to have a successful program and it will enable the pilot project to be eligible for federal funding.

CMTA has partnered with labor organizations and others to expose all high school students to valuable career technical education and the opportunities associated with this type of training. We believe that SB 747 is the first step toward addressing workforce shortages and reinvigorating CTE.  SB 747 will advance a sector strategy for addressing current and future labor needs within manufacturing.  CMTA strongly supports this legislation because it sets forth high standards and allows students to reach their highest educational goals as well as prepare the manufacturing workforce of the future.

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