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Michigan House Representatives pass legislation intended to increase career opportunities

LANSING, Mich. -- The state House of Representatives in Michigan approved the Michigan Career Pathways package Wednesday afternoon. 

Talent and Economic Development Director Roger Curtis and State Superintendent Brian Whiston, the two co-leaders of the Michigan Career Pathways Alliance, issued a statement after the multitudes of Bills were passed.

According to the two lawmakers "These bills will help districts find and hire people experienced in the professional trades to lead career and technical education classes."

In the past, some districts throughout Michigan have had trouble finding instructors for offered classes causing them to be cancelled.

Whiston and Curtis went on to state how these bills would address opportunities for all students across the state, regardless of their chosen career pathway.

The leaders credited bipartisan support for the bill stating "Michigan is coming together to lead the nation in developing talent, and that is vitally important to continue Michigan's momentum. We look forward to continuing this conversation with our partners in the state Senate."

To conclude the joint statement all House members involved were thanked as well as the sponsors of the legislation and the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee.

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