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Department of Education to take input on career tech education

Deb Erdley
Pennsylvania Department of Education will take public input on its plans for career and technical education at Westmoreland County Community College on Oct. 17.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education will take public input on its plans for career and technical education through 2024, at a series of hearings in Harrisburg, Hempfield and West Grove this month.

Department representatives will be on hand to take testimony from 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the Science Hall Theater at the Science Innovation Center at Westmoreland County Community College, 145 Pavilion Lane, near Youngwood.

Officials said those who wish to present testimony at WCCC should register and provide written comments at by Oct. 16

The plan will address the department’s regulations for program approval and accountability at high schools with career and technical education programs as well as post-secondary career schools, said Lee Burket, director of Pennsylvania Career and Technical Education. The state must file a plan in order to qualify for federal funds for career education under the Carl V. Perkins Act.

People who do not register and provide written comment prior to the hearing may still have the opportunity to participate but must prepare and submit written comment the day of the hearing, she said.

Hearings are scheduled in West Grove and Harrisburg on Oct. 15 and 16.

Deb Erdley is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Deb at 724-850-1209, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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