It has been announced that Speaker of the House Todd Richardson appointed Rep. Kip Kendrick to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Council.
With the passage of Senate Bills 620 and 582 in the last legislative session, the new CTE Advisory Council membership was appointed to replace a Department of Education interim committee.
Rep. Kendrick is one of four members of the General Assembly who will comprise the 18-member Council.
The Advisory Council will provide input and recommendations to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding secondary, postsecondary, and adult CTE programs and services. The Council is initially tasked with creating requirements for a CTE certificate that a student may earn in addition to a high school diploma. Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, students who enter high school will have the opportunity to earn the new CTE certificate.