Lawmaker Aims For More CTE Training

A three-bill legislative package has been introduced in the Michigan House aimed at allowing high school students more flexibility to pursue career and technical training. State Representative Beth Griffin of Mattawan tells WSJM News her piece of the package is a bill to let high school students take computer science instead of certain electives. Griffin says young people should have options to receive an education suited to their career goals.

“You never know what’s going to ignite the passion for learning in a child, and this is just such a good step in that process,” Griffin said.

Griffin says the other bills allow a student to replace Algebra II with statistics and to replace another elective with a workplace safety course. The three-bill package could get its first committee hearing this week. Griffin says the plan was introduced in the last session, and now lawmakers are having another go at it.