Career and Technical Education Month, 2020, 6717-6718 [2020-02428]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / Presidential Documents 6717 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9986 of January 31, 2020 Career and Technical Education Month, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation’s economy is booming, and Americans are thriving. To ensure that our country’s workforce remains the best in the world, it is imperative that we equip students and workers with the skills necessary to fill the jobs our economy is creating at an incredible pace and to enable them to reap the benefits of successful careers. During Career and Technical Education Month, we reaffirm our commitment to expanding access to highquality career and technical education for all Americans. Career and technical education helps develop a 21st century workforce, providing students with the knowledge and technical skills needed to fill the jobs of the future. My Administration appreciates the value of career and technical education, which is why we continue to prioritize access to the best training and retraining opportunities for American students and workers. We are preparing our workforce to flourish amidst advances in technology and automation, and we are confident that with the right training, hardworking Americans can harness technology to do their jobs even better and faster than they do them today. In July 2018, I signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s National Council for the American Worker to facilitate a much-needed partnership between education and business, which will help resolve pressing issues related to workforce development. As a part of the Council’s work, my Administration is asking companies and trade groups throughout the country to sign our Pledge to America’s Workers, committing themselves to refocusing resources to retrain our workforce and equip students and workers with the skills they need to be successful right here in the United States. Already, more than 400 businesses have signed the pledge and committed to creating 14.5 million enhanced employment, training, and education opportunities for American students and workers over the next 5 years. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC3 We are living in an age of incredible progress, with an abundance of new career fields offering high-wage jobs, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Career and technical education provides students with the in-demand skills required by these coveted positions, developing their talents and providing them with the tools to be successful in the modern economy. In July 2018, I was proud to sign the bipartisan reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which is benefiting more than 11 million students. This critical legislation is modernizing and increasing access to career and technical education programs, providing students and workers with the necessary training that will strengthen our Nation’s economic competitiveness. Given the importance of career and technical education, my fiscal year 2021 budget proposal to the Congress will include significant increases in funding for these programs. This month, we draw attention to the importance of career and technical education in building a stronger American workforce. Our Nation’s students and workers are helping to write the next chapter in our proud American legacy of ingenuity and innovation. We will continue to pursue approaches that best fit the needs of individual students and workers and prepare them to unlock their full potential. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:53 Feb 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05FED3.SGM 05FED3 6718 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim February 2020 as Career and Technical Education Month. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2020–02428 Filed 2–4–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:53 Feb 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05FED3.SGM 05FED3 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC3 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 24 (Wednesday, February 5, 2020)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02428]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9986 of January 31, 2020

                
Career and Technical Education Month, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our Nation's economy is booming, and Americans are 
                thriving. To ensure that our country's workforce 
                remains the best in the world, it is imperative that we 
                equip students and workers with the skills necessary to 
                fill the jobs our economy is creating at an incredible 
                pace and to enable them to reap the benefits of 
                successful careers. During Career and Technical 
                Education Month, we reaffirm our commitment to 
                expanding access to high-quality career and technical 
                education for all Americans.

                Career and technical education helps develop a 21st 
                century workforce, providing students with the 
                knowledge and technical skills needed to fill the jobs 
                of the future. My Administration appreciates the value 
                of career and technical education, which is why we 
                continue to prioritize access to the best training and 
                retraining opportunities for American students and 
                workers. We are preparing our workforce to flourish 
                amidst advances in technology and automation, and we 
                are confident that with the right training, hardworking 
                Americans can harness technology to do their jobs even 
                better and faster than they do them today. In July 
                2018, I signed an Executive Order establishing the 
                President's National Council for the American Worker to 
                facilitate a much-needed partnership between education 
                and business, which will help resolve pressing issues 
                related to workforce development. As a part of the 
                Council's work, my Administration is asking companies 
                and trade groups throughout the country to sign our 
                Pledge to America's Workers, committing themselves to 
                refocusing resources to retrain our workforce and equip 
                students and workers with the skills they need to be 
                successful right here in the United States. Already, 
                more than 400 businesses have signed the pledge and 
                committed to creating 14.5 million enhanced employment, 
                training, and education opportunities for American 
                students and workers over the next 5 years.

                We are living in an age of incredible progress, with an 
                abundance of new career fields offering high-wage jobs, 
                especially in science, technology, engineering, and 
                mathematics. Career and technical education provides 
                students with the in-demand skills required by these 
                coveted positions, developing their talents and 
                providing them with the tools to be successful in the 
                modern economy. In July 2018, I was proud to sign the 
                bipartisan reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins 
                Career and Technical Education Act, which is benefiting 
                more than 11 million students. This critical 
                legislation is modernizing and increasing access to 
                career and technical education programs, providing 
                students and workers with the necessary training that 
                will strengthen our Nation's economic competitiveness. 
                Given the importance of career and technical education, 
                my fiscal year 2021 budget proposal to the Congress 
                will include significant increases in funding for these 
                programs.

                This month, we draw attention to the importance of 
                career and technical education in building a stronger 
                American workforce. Our Nation's students and workers 
                are helping to write the next chapter in our proud 
                American legacy of ingenuity and innovation. We will 
                continue to pursue approaches that best fit the needs 
                of individual students and workers and prepare them to 
                unlock their full potential.

[[Page 6718]]

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim February 2020 as 
                Career and Technical Education Month.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of January, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2020-02428
Filed 2-4-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P