Assemblyman recognized for commitment to career technical education
–Last week, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo), along with his colleagues on the Select Committee for Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce, were honored by the California Industrial and Technology Education Association and Foundation (CITEA).
During the 89th Annual CITEA conference held at Cuesta College, CITEA leaders awarded Cunningham and his colleagues with the Legislative Champion Award. This award thanked them for their commitment to Career Technical Education and efforts at the state level to support it.
“From day one, Career Technical Education has been one of my top priorities,” said Cunningham. “I’m honored by the recognition we’ve received from CITEA. I will continue working with my colleagues at the state level, as well as leaders on the local level, to support CTE. It is right for kids, right for our economy, and changes lives.”
In both years of his first term, Assemblyman Cunningham has carried the signature legislation to extend funding for CTE programs throughout the state. Currently, he is working with Assemblyman Pat O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) on AB 1743. If passed, AB 1743 would provide $500 million a year to CTE programs over the next three school years.
A former member of the Templeton Unified School Board, father of four and small business owner, Jordan Cunningham lives in San Luis Obispo County and represents the communities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cambria, Paso Robles, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Orcutt, Pismo Beach, Templeton, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Maria, and surrounding communities.