Gov. Sam Brownback plans to unveil a proposal Monday to bolster career and technical education statewide.
Brownback has said he wants more students to graduate with technical education certificates that will help them land jobs quickly. He said such certificates would also help college-bound students obtain part time jobs during their college years that pay better than traditional college jobs.
Brownback will be accompanied during his announcement at the statehouse by several people involved in career and technical education.
The announcement will come just a half hour before the House and Senate convene for the beginning of the 2012 legislative session.
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Brownback has also slated a summit on career readiness for Jan. 18 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. It will include presentations by local and national experts and a discussion that involves education leaders from throughout the state, including Tony Kinkel from Wichita Area Technical College.