COUNCILMEMBER GILMORE RICHARDSON RELEASES REPORT ON CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION HEARING

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(PHILADELPHIA) May 11, 2021 – Today, Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson (At Large) released a report with the findings and recommendations from the Thursday, November 12, 2020 Education Committee hearing on Resolution 200395, which called for a hearing to investigate curriculum realignment opportunities within the School District of Philadelphia to ensure preparedness for post-COVID-19 career opportunities based on Philadelphia’s labor market forecast.

“Our young people need to be college or career ready at graduation,” said Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson. “Our career and technical education programs are crucial for ensuring that young people are prepared for the labor market, so we need to make sure that the tracks that are available are giving our young people the skills they need to be successful in a 21st century economy. I want to thank all the experts that joined us during the hearing, and I look forward to working collaboratively with the School District, the Administration, and workforce development partners to implement the recommendations.”

The report is available at bit.ly/KGRCTEReport.

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