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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 16, 2019 04:09 PM
From: Representative Mike Tobash
To: All House members
Subject: Career and Technical Education Investment Incentive Program

In the near future, as part of the bipartisan Career and Technical Education (CTE) legislative package, I plan to reintroduce legislation to establish the Career and Technical Education Investment Incentive 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. Last session, the bill number was House Bill 2156.

Introduced as HB522