House supports Rep Allor bill to link students to careers

first_img The House today approved a bill sponsored by state Rep. Sue Allor to connect skilled trade students with post-high school education programs and potential careers.“We’ve got open career opportunities right now in northern Michigan and this legislation is part of the solution to match those jobs with the right employees,” said Allor, of Wolverine. “We need to refine the career pathways for our students by working together and giving our community colleges, jobs training programs and other proprietary schools the needed information to create that connection.”Allor’s bill, which requires parental consent, gives training schools and skilled trade employers access to high school pupil directory information for the purposes of recruitment and professional development. Her legislation is part of a five-bill bipartisan package to enhance skilled trade education in Michigan’s public schools and assist students in matching their interests to career opportunities.The legislative package will:Create a K-12 model program that emphasizes career learning and themes for each grade level, while focusing on engaging with parents, community businesses and industry interests;Provide continuing education and professional development credit for teachers who spend time engaging with local employers and professional trade centers;Permit schools to more readily hire professional trade instructors to teach classes that align with their expertise.“This legislation provides the flexibility to better emphasize skilled trades in the local school districts then let the kids and their parents decide,” Allor said. “From there, it’s just communicating between the families and career training programs to see what’s best for the student’s future.”The legislative package advances to the Senate for its consideration.##### 13Dec House supports Rep. Allor bill to link students to careers Categories: Allor News,Newslast_img read more

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