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WHEREAS, February 2022, has been designated as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month by the Association for Career and Technical Education and the Nevada Department of Education; and

WHEREAS, students who participate in career and technical education programs partake in authentic and meaningful experiences that improve the quality of their education and increase their engagement and achievement; and

WHEREAS, in the current 2021-2022 school year, 76,035 high school students and 2,284 middle school students are enrolled in CTE programs, representing a 4.76% increase in high school enrollment from the 2020-2021 school year; and

WHEREAS, based on data, students who have participated in career and technical education programs graduate at a higher rate than their peers, with a 91.72% graduation rate for CTE students in the Class of 2021, compared with an 81.31% statewide graduation rate; and

WHEREAS, in the Silver State, career and technical education provides students with career exploration opportunities earlier in their educational experience, enabling them to make informed and beneficial decisions about their academic coursework and pursue established programs of study and career pathways; and

WHEREAS, career and technical education programs ensure that employers have access to a qualified and thriving workforce, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and positions Nevada as a strong and competitive leader in our nation and global economy;

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

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 28th day of January, 2022

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