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KCnext joins IBM, 350+ others to urge Congress to pass the Perkins Act

by Kaitlin Motley | Jan 08, 2016
KCnext recently signed onto a letter urging Congress to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins). More than 350 other companies and organizations participated in the plea, including IBM. 

The letter stated that the reauthorized Perkins Act should:
  • Align Career and Technical Education programs to the needs of the regional, state and local labor market
  • Support effective and meaningful collaboration between secondary and postsecondary institutions and employers
  • Increase student participation in experiential learning opportunities such as industry internships, apprenticeships and mentorships
  • Promote the use of industry-recognized credentials

Read the letter in full



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