WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, applauds Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) for introducing the Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity for Careers Act or the Four C's for Careers Act (H.R. 5663). Mr. Costello and Mr. Loebsack serve as the co-chairs of the House 21st Century Skills Caucus.
Dr. Helen Soulé, P21 Executive Director, expressed strong support for the bipartisan Four C's for Careers Act. Soulé said, "P21 commends Rep. Costello and Rep. Loebsack for their tireless efforts to ensure students graduate with the skills required for workplace and academic success. The Four C's for Careers Act will further help states and districts strengthen and improve their career and technical education programs. The legislation is a significant step in the right direction for the nation's CTE students and American business and industry."
The Four C's for Careers Act proposes to amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to ensure CTE programs prepare students for the ever-changing economy and workforce. This act also builds upon and enhances the great work being led by Chairman Kline and Ranking Member Scott of the Education and the Workforce Committee with the passage of H.R. 5587, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. On July 7, H.R. 5587 passed the committee by a vote of 37 to 0 and now moves on to the House of Representatives for consideration.
P21 is committed to working closely with Mr. Costello, Mr. Loebsack, and the entire House 21st Century Skills Caucus to secure the bill's integration with the next Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning recognizes that all learners need educational experiences in school and beyond, from cradle to career, to build knowledge and skills for success in a globally and digitally interconnected world. Representing over 5 million members of the global workforce and over 2 million U.S. students in K-12, P21 is a catalyst organization uniting business, government, and education leaders from the U.S. and abroad to advance evidence-based education policy and practice and to make innovative teaching and learning a reality for all. Follow P21 on Twitter: @P21Learning
P21 Members: American Camp Association, American Federation of Teachers, Apple Inc., AT&T, Crayola, CreativeFuture, Destination Imagination, EF Education First, Education Networks of America, eLearning Solutions, Faber-Castell, First Five Years Fund, Fisher-Price, Ford Motor Company Fund, Future Problem Solving Program International, Gale Cengage Learning, Goddard Systems Inc., Intel Corporation, Learning.com, LEGO Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association, National Speech and Debate Association, PBS, Pearson, People to People International, Playworld, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, VIF International Education, and The Walt Disney Company
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SOURCE Partnership for 21st Century Learning