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Washington State Senate and House of Representatives

You MUST support two career pathways plan for high school students! Technical skills are in high demand in this global economy. There are many unemployed college graduates, but graduates with technical skills are what it takes in this economy to become employed.

If you believe that students should have a career choice other than just a 4 year university degree, please support the Clark County Skills Center and all skills centers in the state of Washington by supporting a "Two Pathway Proposal". The current pathway exceeds the requirement for high school graduates' admissions to a university. as well as community and technical college admissions. It will limit a student's ability to enroll in a Skills Center or a sequence of CTE programs.

Signed,

Leslie Hinton

This petition closed over 2 years ago

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Skills Centers across the state of Washington will lose significant numbers of students due to the increased requirements of core courses, which eliminates the number of elective slots to attend...

Skills Centers across the state of Washington will lose significant numbers of students due to the increased requirements of core courses, which eliminates the number of elective slots to attend CTE classes at Skills Centers.

The "Two Pathway Graduation Requirement Proposal" will contain language that adds: post secondary education "including pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, work force training programs, community and technical colleges and baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate opportunities, including gainful employment and citizenship. The Clark County Skills Center and the Washington State Skills Centers are at risk of losing up to 50% of their student population because students will be unable to fit a skills center class into their high school schedule because of the new high school graduation requirements.

We, the undersigned petition the Washington State Legislature to responsibly serve our economy and future employees (high school students) by timely proposing and passing, during the 2014 Legislative Session, a bill establishing a 2-Pathway Graduation Requirement structure comprising of 1) four year College and University Pathway and 2) Community College and Technical Employment Pathway.

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