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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: March 27, 2018 02:58 PM
From: Representative Mike Tobash
To: All House members
Subject: Career and Technical Education Partnership Tax Credit Program

In the near future, as part of the bipartisan Career and Technical Education (CTE) legislative package, I plan to introduce legislation to establish the Career and Technical Education Partnership Tax Credit Program.

Specifically, this proposal provides tax credits to businesses that contribute to career and technical partnership organizations. Business contributions can be used to provide career and technical education scholarships or the purchasing of industry standard equipment. This program is unique yet modeled after successful elements of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.

There are almost 200,000 unfilled skilled jobs in PA. This bill will partner business investment with our career and technical education students and secondary and postsecondary institutions to fill those position and grow our Commonwealth’s economy.

In order to grow the PA economy, it is imperative that we connect our education system with the needs of job creators. This legislation specifically acknowledges our economy’s need for more individuals with skills in the trades.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation to provide resources for career and technical opportunities.

Introduced as HB2156