VICA strongly supports AB 1743, which would strengthen Career Technical Education (CTE) in California by extending the CTE Incentive Grant program through 2021.
CTE is a critical component in building the economy and growing employment. Students in CTE programs are gaining skills needed to fill positions in occupations facing talent shortages, such as skilled trade workers, drivers, office support staff, and technicians, among others. Industries that would benefit from a more skilled workforce include transportation, utilities, IT, healthcare, and manufacturing.
Extending the CTE Incentive Grant Program is a sustainable investment in California's education budget and will benefit students and the economy overall.