Congress must address the 'skills gap' and update our education system by passing the Perkins Act

June 24, 2018

With a key Senate committee scheduled to consider legislation to reauthorize and modernize the Carl D. Perkins Act, policymakers have an opportunity to address this "skills gap" in a lasting way. This bill would prioritize existing federal education dollars for career and technical education (CTE) programs that better equip students with in demand skills.