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Career Tech Bill — SB 672 — Faces First Hearing


 April 25, 2007 SACRAMENTO — In response to an increasingly acute shortage of skilled California workers, the GetREAL coalition representing business, labor, agriculture, education, health care and public safety has introduced a legislative package aimed at promoting career technical education in California schools — with the first bill, SB 672, set to be heard by the Senate Education Committee tomorrow. SB 672 would require high school students to complete two courses of career technical education in order to graduate.

The GetREAL team will present testimony at today’s hearing, however the committee will not vote on the bill until tomorrow. Members of GetREAL will be available for comment immediately following Thursday’s committee vote.


    What: Senate Education hearings — SB 672 / Career Technical Education

    When:
    » Wednesday April 25, 2007, 9 AM (Testimony)
    » Thursday April 26, 2007, 9:30 AM (Vote)
    Media Availability with GetREAL coalition members immediately following by calling Gino Dicaro at 916- 498-3347

    Where:
    » State Capitol, Room 4203 — Wednesday April 25
    » State Capitol, Room 3191 — Thursday April 26

    Who:
    » State Senator Tom Torlakson
    and GetREAL Coalition members
    » Jack Stewart, President, California Manufacturing and Technology Association
    » Cesar Diaz, State Building Trades and Construction Council


Please call 916-498-3347 for availability following the hearings




GetREAL coalition members include the California Manufacturers & Technology Association, State Building & 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, Chevron, California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors and Minorities in Law Enforcement.
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