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Missouri legislators hold hearings for bills to help students prepare for the workforce

The House committee for Elementary and Secondary Education held hearings for two bills that would help better prepare Missouri students for the workforce. President and CEO Ray McCarty testified on both bills.

HB 1660 modifies provisions relating to career and technical education.

“This bill allows the local high schools to better prepare their students for careers in their region. This cooperative effort between high schools and employers will prove beneficial for the students and the employers.” McCarty stated.

HB 1665 establishes a visiting scholars certificate of license to teach.

“It makes sense to allow a person with experience in a field to teach students about that field, especially high school students that may be interested in pursuing a career in that field.” McCarty stated.

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