Adam Laxalt Announces Career and Technical Education Platform

For Immediate Release
August 28th, 2018
Contact: Parker Briden
(314) 435-3254
 

Adam Laxalt Announces Career and Technical Education Platform

The plan would boost schools that provide skills training to K-12 students to prepare them for the workforce.
Today, Adam Laxalt announced his Career and Technical Education platform. Attorney General Laxalt has made his support for career and technical schools a core part of his mission to improve education. Over the past few months, Laxalt has visited CTE schools to learn more from the front lines.
 
“My top priority as Governor will be improving education, and I know these schools will give Nevada’s kids a head start. They help students to get good jobs and grow families of their own. As Governor, I’m committed to investing more in these teachers and students, getting businesses engaged in improving our workforce, and getting bureaucracy out of the way to help these schools succeed. We’ve got a plan to increase education funding by half a billion dollars, make sure hard-working teachers get the raises they’ve earned, and invest in CTE schools,” said Adam Laxalt.

In addition to Adam Laxalt’s plan to invest $500,000,000 of new funds in schools, he released his education platform in April—which included support for CTE schools. Now, after months of study with education and business leaders, working group meetings, and visits to CTE schools, Attorney General Laxalt is announcing his Career and Technical Education platform.
 
Highlights:
  • Invest more in CTE schools.
  • Engage Nevada’s business community by offering incentives for contributions to the programs.
  • Create partnerships with employers to match training with the skills needed to find a good-paying job.
  • Partner with local colleges to make it possible for a high-school student to graduate with an advanced certification or associate degree.
  • Reform regulations that are holding schools back from completing their mission.
Nevada Educators and Leaders Laud Adam’s Plan:
 
"I see every day the incredible work being done in Nevada’s Career and Technical Academies. The work our students complete on a daily basis gives me great pride in our young people, and optimism for our future. I also see, unfortunately, how so many students who would love to be enrolled in CTE programs are left out, because of limited seating. I am thrilled to learn about Adam Laxalt’s plan for supporting education funding and expanding CTE in Nevada. A stronger commitment to CTE will provide more students with the unique opportunities to develop the technical skills required for today's economy. Every student in Nevada should have access to CTE,” - Ryan Cordia, Principal, Southeast Career Technical Academy
 
“During my 14 years working in education — as a teacher and an administrator — I’ve come to appreciate the importance of recognizing that every child is unique, with unique educational needs and challenges. That’s why I’m so pleased to see Adam Laxalt pledge his firm commitment to expanding Career and Technical Education in Nevada. CTE programs give a pathway to success for those students who may not be best-suited for the traditional, four-year college route. CTE equips those students with the tools and the skills that will allow them to succeed in the workforce, and is a crucial part of our educational approach. It’s encouraging to see Adam Laxalt understands this so well,” - Brett Scoggin, education consultant.
 
“Adam Laxalt’s approach to Career and Technical Education hits all the right marks — a commitment to increase funding, removing obstacles to CTE success, and engaging Nevada’s business community in these vital programs that will help create the workforce they need both now and in the future.  As Nevada’s economy continues to diversify and grow, CTE programs are key to making sure we are training the workforce of tomorrow, while providing our youth access to satisfying and high-paying jobs for years to come. Adam’s platform will help get us there,” - Randi Thompson, Nevada State Director, Nevada Federation of Independent Business.
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