ADVISORY: Get REAL to present white paper on the narrowing of educational choices at Governor’s Career Technical Education Summit
March 12, 2007 SACRAMENTO — Members of GET REAL (Relevance in Education and Learning), a new coalition of business, public safety, labor and teachers committed to increasing career opportunities for students whether they plan attend college or not, will present its White Paper at the Governor’s Career Technical Education Summit tomorrow at Ace Clearwater Enterprises in Torrance. The White Paper addresses the loss of opportunity for students to take vocational courses in California’s public schools and makes specific recommendations to reverse the trend.
GET REAL members participating in the Summit include State Building and Construction Trades Council (SBCTC) President Robert Balgenorth and Legislative Advocate Cesar Diaz; and California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA) President Jack Stewart and Legislative Advocate Dorothy Rothrock.
Mr. Stewart will make himself available to the media immediately following the Summit near the media stand or by cell phone at 916-730-5420.
WHERE: Governor’s Career Technical Education Summit
Ace Clearwater Enterprises• 19815 Magellan Dr., Torrance
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13
Summit — 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Media Availability — Immediately following the Summit
WHO: GET REAL Coalition members Jack Stewart and Dorothy Rothrock, CMTA; Robert Balgenorth and Cesar Diaz, SBCTC.
GET REAL believes that California should provide a more well-rounded education that includes hands-on vocational and technical education to give students more choices and the opportunity to qualify for good-paying jobs in a variety of fields.
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
State Building and Construction Trades Council
California Farm Bureau
California Correctional Peace Officers Association
Western States Petroleum Association
Johnson & Johnson
California Agricultural Teachers Association
California Business Education Association
California Industrial and Technology Education Association
California Space Authority
California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors, NA