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Career Counseling Improvement Championed by Senator Stabenow Passes out of Senate Education Committee
Key provision would help students pursue careers in manufacturing and the professional skilled trades
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An improvement championed by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to help school districts and community colleges hire more career counselors was passed today by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Earlier this year, Congress passed a spending bill that included $1.2 billion for career and technical education. Today’s provision, which is modeled on Stabenow’s bipartisan Careers Act, will allow school districts and community colleges to use some of this funding to recruit and retain career counselors who can put students on a path towards a rewarding career in manufacturing and the skilled trades as well as a four-year degree.
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