With serious workforce shortages affecting the roofing industry, it is crucial the Senate pass career and technical education (CTE) legislation, action that would help address the need for qualified workers. NRCA is advocating on behalf of the industry for H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, legislation to reform and improve CTE programs.
H.R. 2353 will provide more opportunities for effective engagement between roofing industry employers and educators in the development of CTE programs; expand opportunities for work-based learning and incentives to encourage the development of industry-recognized credentials; and increase the authorized funding levels for workforce programs during the next five years
NRCA has posted an Action Alert asking NRCA members to urge their senators to support this legislation.
To take action and email your legislators, visit the NRCA Grassroots Advocacy Network at roofingadvocacy.nrca.net.
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Editor’s note: This article was first published on NRCA’s blog and can be viewed here.