Tag Archives: Career and Technical Education

Proos: Economic Future is Optimistic

State Sen. John Proos, seeking re-election in the 21st District, says Michigan’s economy is heading in the right direction, while acknowledging that it still has a long way to go.

“To say that the economy has rebounded for everybody, I think the evidence is clear that no, it has not,” said Proos, seeking a second four-year term in the Senate. “We have a long way to go to get back to where we once were.” Continue reading

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Career Training Will Help Students be Job-Ready

Thousands of Michigan jobs remain unfilled because employers cannot find enough skilled workers. To help meet this workforce need, Gov. Rick Snyder has called for an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in our schools.

I am strong supporter of STEM and career and technical education (CTE) because applied learning done in coordination with public-private partnerships and STEM education can help prepare children for success and also meet the workforce needs of a growing economy. Continue reading

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Proos Tours Cassopolis’ Ag-Science Program

WSJM – Radio Jason Scott Reporting After introducing Senate Bill 66, which would help more schools bring technology-based learning to classrooms and promote career-based learning, state Senator John Proos was in Cassopolis this week to tour an Ag-Science program. Cassopolis … Continue reading

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Van Buren County Students Go to Lansing For Student Technology Day

It was Student Technology Day at the State Capitol Wednesday, and some Van Buren County youths were there to show off some of the work they’ve been doing. State Senator John Proos says that he invited the kids up from South Haven’s Baseline Middle School and North Shore Elementary to show what technology related projects they’ve been working on in class. Continue reading

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Michigan Manufacturer’s Day Highlighted CTE Programs

Manufacturing helped build our state, and today it is responsible for one-fifth of Michigan’s gross state product and direct jobs for more than 550,000 residents. Continue reading

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Tele-Town Hall a Resounding Success

I recently held the latest in a series of “tele-town hall” meetings to discuss our accomplishments and to hear from residents about their priorities. It was a resounding success with more than 7,800 residents participating. Continue reading

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Sen. Proos Sponsors High School Tech Bill

State Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, has sponsored legislation to allow options for students to count additional career and technical education, or CTE, courses toward meeting the state’s high school graduation requirements. Continue reading

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