Bill aims to attract more career and technical education teachers

The Virginia Department of Education ranks CTE number four in the ‘Top Ten Critical Shortage Teaching Endorsement Areas’ in Virginia for 2017-2018.

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) is making a push to boost the number of career and technical education (CTE) teachers.

On Tuesday, he introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act with U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Co-Chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).

The bipartisan legislation would create a teacher residency grant program to help address the CTE teacher shortage in schools and help fill in-demand skilled jobs.

Click here to watch the ABC 8 News footage: Bill aims to attract more career and technical education teachers

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