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BUILD Career and Technical Education Act of 2013

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7/11/2013--Introduced. Building Understanding, Investment, Learning, and Direction Career and Technical Education Act of 2013 or the BUILD Career and Technical Education Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive two-year g...[more]

Sponsor

  • Sen. Jeff Merkley [D, OR]

Sponsor: Sen Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Summary:

  • Would directs the SecEd to award competitive two-year grants to local educational agencies to support career and technical education exploration programs that provide middle and high school students with experiential learning opportunities that are connected to their education and career pathways.
  • Grant funds would be required to be used for: (1) leasing, purchasing, upgrading, or adapting equipment related to program activities; (2) staff expenses in coordinating or implementing program activities; (3) consultation services that are directly aligned to program goals; (4) professional development programs that are aligned to program goals; (5) minor remodeling to accommodate program equipment; and/or (6) program evaluation.
 

Status:

7/11/13 – Introduced, read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.