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Portman career and technical education bill signed into law

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The Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Act allows certain grant funding to be used to establish CTE academies like Apollo and Vantage Career Centers and Tri Star Career Compact. The Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Act allows certain grant funding to be used to establish CTE academies like Apollo and Vantage Career Centers and Tri Star Career Compact.

President Donald Trump signed a bill that will help strengthen career and technical education.

The Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Act allows certain grant funding to be used to establish CTE academies like Apollo and Vantage Career Centers and Tri Star Career Compact. It also encourages schools to strengthen their CTE programs. It was co-sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA). Portman says he has heard from many Ohio companies that they have many jobs but no qualified candidates. This legislation aims to change that.

"A lot of [the jobs] require skills and we got to close that skills gap because workers don't have the skills that are needed for today's jobs," says Portman. "There is an opportunity here for us to increase the amount of career and technical education being offered and improve the quality of it so that young people in Ohio when they're 18, 19, 20 years old can have that skill set to be able to get those jobs."

The law also encourages schools to partner with local businesses for work-based learning opportunities for students.

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