May. 28, 2015

HARRISBURG – The House Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness, chaired by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), held a hearing today at the Reading Area Community College, with discussion focusing on technical career preparation at post-secondary schools across the Commonwealth.

The subcommittee was created as a result of House Resolution 102, with a goal of examining technical education across the Commonwealth in order to connect secondary and post-secondary students with jobs that are in demand.

“The testimony today shows that educators at colleges and technical schools are invested in preparing students for the in-demand jobs of the 21st century,” Grove said. “But since so many of these jobs across the state are currently going unfilled, it is clear that we need to come together to make sure these students have the skills they need in today’s workforce.”

Testimony focused on efforts to prepare high school students for community college coursework, specialized post-secondary opportunities across the state and technical education options through the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities. Members also heard about efforts at the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster County and the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Lycoming County.

“We need to make sure that people across the state know these important resources are available,” Grove added. “While a four-year traditional university environment is not for everyone, there are so many other ways to prepare students for these family-supporting jobs in the technical industries.”

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Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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