Assemblywoman Burke Named Chair of Committee Focused on a 21st Century Workforce

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Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce will address the needs of students and employers in the new economy

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles), was appointed as the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce  by Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego.  The select committee will focus on enhancing California’s career technical education programs and the essential role that education plays in the future of California’s growing economy.

“California is home to some of the most innovative companies in the world, and we need a workforce that’s equipped to keep us competitive on the global market,” said Burke.  “With strong career technical education programs and partnerships with industry leaders, we’ll be able to give students from all economic backgrounds access to cutting edge skills and solid jobs.”

Over the course of the 2015-16 Legislative Session, the select committee will hold hearings in both Southern and Northern California to examine state-of-the art programs, and make recommendations for future legislation and budget investments.

Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke represents the 62nd Assembly District, which consists of the cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, El Segundo, and Gardena as well as the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, and parts of Del Rey. Additionally, the 62nd Assembly District includes the unincorporated Los Angeles County communities of Del Aire, West Athens, Lennox, Westmont, and Marina del Rey.