Bill Passes to Increase Budget for Career Tech Education

Michigan will spend nearly $3 million more this fiscal year to boost career tech education under a supplemental education budget bill.

That bill was signed by Governor Rick Snyder Thursday.

It approves a nearly $5.5 million spending boost overall.

Money for career and technical education equipment will rise from $9 to $12 million.

It also caps the average amount of time spent on the math and English seconds of the MSTEP test at three hours for any one grade level.

Snyder says career tech education is critically important in bolstering the state’s workforce.