Dear Colleagues –
On behalf of the Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE), I am pleased to share word that President Trump has signed a proclamation to declare this week, March 18-24, 2018, as "Vocational-Technical Education Week." In this action, the Administration recognizes that "Across our great Nation, vocational-technical schools prepare Americans for careers in critical sectors of our economy, including manufacturing, construction, and technology fields. These industries are essential to our Nation's prosperity and security, as well as to our success in the competitive global marketplace."
During this week, the Administration is encouraging all of us to highlight the important role that vocational and technical education plays in lifting up our communities and putting millions of Americans on the road to success, as well as observing this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities designed to highlight the benefits of quality vocational-technical education.
Sharon Lee Miller, Director
Division of Academic and Technical Education