State Education Commissioner Visits Technical Education Students
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The New York State Education Commissioner made a side trip while attending the state school boards' convention in Rochester.
John King visited the Robert Brown High School of Construction and Design.
The commissioner told students that despite an eight percent unemployment rate, there are still millions of jobs that can't be filled because workers don't have the skills to fill them.
King said that void can be filled with a career and technical education.
"And what CTE means to our state is an opportunity to make sure that young people like the people in this room have the full range of opportunity available to them, can take advantage of those jobs, can take advantage of those salaries, pay for our Social Security when the time comes. So, we're reliant on Career and Technical Education for our country's future," King said.
King also stressed that a career and technical education needs to be an important aspect of the state's overall education system.