Senate Bill 70 (SB70), the Governors Initiative on improving and strengthening Career Technical Education
In 2005, the Governor’s Initiative on Improving and Strengthening Career Technical Education (CTE) was successfully carried through Senate Bill (SB) 70 by Senator Scott. SB 70 allocated $20,000,000 from the Community College reversion account to be specifically used for the improving of CTE at both the community college and secondary level. The bill allowed for CDE to be an active and full partner in the development of the plan to carry out this important initiative. The Regional Occupational Centers and Programs-Workforce Development Unit (ROCP-WD) provides the leadership in this work. For the past two years, Unit staff have met and conferred on the plan for the funds to be dispersed to the CTE field. Last year, SB 1130 was signed by the Governor to continue this important work with additional funding for the next five years through the 2013-14 fiscal years.
California Department of Education SB70