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June 26, 2018

If Qualified Workers are Important to Your Business -
Contact the Senate Health, Education and Labor (HELP) Committee Today!
Time is of the Essence!

The Association for Print Technologies (APTech℠) strongly supports the swift reauthorization of the bipartisan Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act, which is being considered by the Senate HELP Committee today. APTech is part of an effort by nearly 500 organizations dedicated to advancing this crucial legislation. The list is available here.

Before the Committee votes this afternoon, we urge you to join a coordinated, large-scale push via social media. This involves getting the same tweet out from all Perkins CTE allies at the same time this morning. To ensure this effort has maximum impact, your organization can tweet the following text and graphic on Tuesday, June 26 at 11:00 am Eastern.

The Senate HELP Cmte has a chance to help US students by bringing skills ed into the 21st century. We join 500+ orgs in urging @SenAlexander @PattyMurray @SenatorEnzi @SenBobCasey & the cmte to pass a bipartisan update of #PerkinsCTE @GOPHELP @HELPCmteDems

The graphic file is available for download here.

If you don’t or can’t tweet—by 11:00 a.m. or otherwise, contact your U.S. Senators in support of the Perkins CTE Act Reauthorization by going to: and letting them know of your support.

About the Perkins CTE Act Reauthorization

Demand-driven and experience-based education is a critical workforce need that can be addressed both by federal government funding and through public-private partnerships. Efforts to educate and advance the manufacturing workforce must include input from the business community to help develop strategies, programs, and curriculum that address skill and labor shortages. Modern, quality, and relevant Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, supported by the Perkins Act, are an effective tool for improving student outcomes and to prepare students with the necessary academic, technical, and employability skills required for successful entry into the workforce.

In 2017, the U.S. House unanimously passed H.R. 2353 (Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act) to ensure our nation’s students have access to important educational opportunities that support a manufacturing talent pipeline by teaching the necessary skills to be successful in today’s manufacturing work environment. It is now time for the Senate to take swift, bipartisan action to reauthorize the Perkins CTE Act.

For more information contact APTech Vice President, Government Affairs Mark J. Nuzzaco at: 703-264-7235, or

Your Action is Needed and Appreciated!
Thank You!

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