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WHEREAS, career and technical education in Nevada offers students the opportunity to gain the academic, technical and employability skills necessary for college and career readiness while also providing career exploration opportunities; and

WHEREAS, by offering aligned programs of study that link secondary and postsecondary education, career and technical education prepares students for fulfilling careers and leads to the attainment of industry-recognized credentials; and

WHEREAS, leaders from business and industry nationwide report increasing challenges related to addressing the skills gap and connecting qualified professionals with available careers in critical and growing CTE-related fields, including healthcare, energy, advanced manufacturing and information technology; and

WHEREAS, ensuring that employers have access to a qualified workforce is a crucial step in ensuring productivity among businesses as well as continued economic growth and global competitiveness; and

WHEREAS, Career and Technical Education Month provides an opportunity for Nevadans to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by the career and technical education programs in this community and to support and participate in these programs to enhance their individual skills and productivity;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim Febuary 2019 as

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 24th day of January, 2019.

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