(NASHVILLE) – Senator Steve Southerland (R-Morristown) was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Tennessee Council for Career and Technical Education by Lt. Governor Randy McNally. The Council was authorized under a law passed by the General Assembly last year.
His term as a member of this council is effective until June 30, 2019. The Tennessee Council for Career and Technical Education advocates for quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs which prepare students for success in postsecondary education, careers, and life.
“Steve Southerland understands that career and technical education is the pathway to personal fulfillment and financial success for many of our citizens,” said Lt. Governor McNally. “This council does important work to advance the cause of CTE education in Tennessee. I am confident that Steve’s talents and experience will serve the council well.”
The duties associated with this role include analyzing and reporting on the distribution of spending for career and technical education in the state and on the availability of career and technical education activities and services within the state. This is in addition to advising the state board of education and making reports to the governor, the business community, and the general public on ways to strengthen career and technical education, in consultation with the state board of education.
“I am honored to receive this appointment,” said Senator Southerland. “It is important to have an education system that provides resources to effectively prepare Tennessee youth and adults for a career in the workforce with CTE, and I look forward to working with the Council in this capacity.”