A report set forth by two state representatives is encouraging news for local career technical school administrators who aim to make sure their students are ready for the workforce.

And in an area U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, classified as “working-class,” he said enhancements to tech ed training and job readiness are a benefit for the individual and the employer.

“It’s incredibly important and we have to do everything we can to make sure the workforce in Centre County can have a greater opportunity, and education and CTE training (are) the key to success,” he said. “Increasing access to technical education — it’s a good option for people who don’t want school debt, and we have that kind of quality trained people here in Centre County.”

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