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SIGN ON: Invest in America's Future!

Sign On to Support the Campaign to Double the Investment in CTE

The CTE community is embarking on a campaign to double the federal investment in Career Technical Education (CTE), and we need your help!

Our businesses have shared with us the importance of CTE and the vital role it has in our workforce talent pipeline. At the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce we have started the Talent Pipeline Management Academy at the U.S. Chamber and are in the process of launching this data driven methodology locally. What this does is, helps us establish talent flows and where our community of businesses fit in the puzzle.

An example is you have Heinz 57 Ketchup and it is called this because it is comprised of that many ingredients. A company had to figure out where to get these ingredients, how much of each makes a optimal flavor and then had to establish how to get ketchup in the hands of every french fry, chicken nugget and hamburger eater. Just like a business creating a product we acquire raw materials from life experiences as a workforce. Our career and educational systems tool us to better structure our abilities for an optimal output. Then we have to figure out how to make a system to best supply the right talent to the right positions. These are what are phrased as talent flows and this is our focus.

In result, Stephanie Meisner-Maggard, our Vice President is serving on the Statewide Perkins Advisory Board. This group is developing the framework of how Perkins funds can fuel CTE programs and really be a benefit for that of employers too. This is a premium opportunity and there is more work which needs done to really be able to do all of this right. Expanding funding for CTE programs will create a brighter future for our community and the entire country. We support doubling the federal investment in CTE to prepare learners for more career options, help close the skills gap and build the workforce of tomorrow.

We need more than 10,000 businesses to sign on and help us signal to congress that investing in CTE is paramount to the nation’s workforce.



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