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Noem, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Visit CTE Classrooms in Pierre





For Immediate Release

September 20, 2019

Contact: Kristin Wileman

 

Noem, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Visit CTE Classrooms in Pierre

 

PIERRE, S.D. – This week, Governor Kristi Noem and U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Mitchell Zais visited T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre to visit technical education classrooms and discuss the importance of career and technical education (CTE). 

 

 

Deputy Secretary Zais and Governor Noem visit a CTE classroom at T.F. Riggs High School.Download more high-res photos of the vist here.

 

Noem talked about what the state is doing to promote career growth.

 

“The state is streamlining licensing programs and making it so folks can receive training on the job, get a wage to pay the bills, and get the skills they need to move into a higher position,” Noem said. “If we can lift families and people into higher paying jobs, it’s a win for everybody.” [Download this audio clip here.]

 

Noem discussed the importance of CTE programs and the ways they introduce students to high-demand jobs.

 

“Programs like what we’re looking at today are how we get our future generation interested in these types of careers and get jobs that pay very well,” said Noem[Download this audio clip here.]

 

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