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