GrantWatch.com publishes workforce grants and is excited about the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act passed by the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, September 13. The bill adds flexibility to the allotment of federal funds for apprenticeships and workforce training.
This bill will allow funds to be distributed to schools and other career and technical education models. This bill is coming under the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 1984.
According to the new bill, states can use up to 15% of these federal funds for career and technical education models. Many organizations are excited about the change and look forward to preparing workers for the technologically high-demand careers of the 21st century.
It's integral to invest in and for the future. You wouldn't go without saving for retirement, would you? In the same way, investing in education and development programs for specified career tracks is preparing for the future.
What careers will be in demand in the future? According to salary.com, these will include healthcare, information technology and alternative energy – all of which require a solid background in STEM. So, investing in related educational models for career preparation would be wise.