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Career Tech Bill Passes Senate

Written by on January 22, 2019

A bill that would give students more opportunities to develop career and technical skills has passed the Wyoming Senate and now moves to the House.

Senator Hank Coe, who sponsored the bill, says that instead of the currently required two years of a foreign language class, the bill would allow students to take three years of one elective. That means that students who are looking at career fields in skilled labor would qualify for the Hathaway scholarship in career and technical education, or CTEs, at Wyoming colleges.

Coe said there was some worry over not requiring two years of foreign language education as most out of state schools require that for incoming freshmen. But he also said the bill would find many supporters.

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