Mar. 08, 2019

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold a voting meeting of the committee to consider a bipartisan package of bills regarding career and technical education (CTE) in the Commonwealth.

Bills to be voted:
House Bill 265 (Rep. Craig Staats, R-Bucks) would expand the online database that allows students and potential students to check where courses, programs, certificates and diplomas are able to be transferred among public schools and institutions of higher education.
House Bill 297 (Rep. Zach Mako, R-Lehigh/Northampton) would help improve career information and recruitment.
House Bill 334 (Rep. Seth Grove, R-York) would deal with the Commission for Agriculture Education Excellence, the use of course credits, and the classification of program codes.
House Bill 393 (Rep. Patrick Harkins, D-Erie)would create an online career resource center.
House Bill 394 (Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne) would require the Pennsylvania Department of Education to create an inventory of workforce development programs offered at secondary and post-secondary institutions.
House Bill 395 (Rep. James Roebuck, D-Philadelphia) would require CTE programs to establish occupational advisory committees.
House Bill 396 (Rep. James Roebuck, D-Philadelphia) would add at least one administrator from a career and technical center to each Workforce Development Board.
House Bill 522 (Rep. Mike Tobash, R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) would create a CTE investment incentive program, including tax credits for businesses that contribute to CTE programs and enrollment expansion programs.

WHO: Sonney, Democrat Chairman James Roebuck, bill sponsors and members of the committee.

WHEN: Monday, March 11, at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Room 205 Ryan Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

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