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ERIC Number: EJ858226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
How States Are Using ARRA Money for CTE
Baxter, Jamie
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v84 n6 p26-27 Sep 2009
This year has been a very difficult one for the average American worker. Many of them have seen significant job losses in their communities, particularly in fields that appeared relatively stable a short time ago. There is no doubt that this past year has brought to light the need for skilled workers. To help prepare a skilled workforce, the Obama Administration and Congress have placed an emphasis on ensuring that Americans have access to education and training. In February 2009, Congress injected billions of dollars into the economy with the passage of the historic American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This law is being used to help states and localities alleviate some of the financial burdens encountered in recent years. The stimulus package included money for training and retraining workers so that they are equipped to be successful in a high-tech workplace. Some states are deciding to use their stimulus money to accommodate a surge in postsecondary enrollments, others are establishing apprenticeship programs or helping students experience firsthand the broad array of lucrative careers available to them after their schooling. Although how states choose to use their money may differ, all are developing programs that will benefit the entire community. This article highlights new programs that are using ARRA money in innovative ways to ensure that youth and displaced workers are learning new skills that can secure their place as successful employees in a rapidly evolving global economy.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Missouri; Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998