Pelowski Aims to Restore Industrial Arts
TJ Leverentz | Mar 4, 2020 AT 1:05 pm
(KWNO) A bill that would add more k-12 tech teachers to Minnesota schools has advanced through the Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Finance Division in the Minnesota House.
The legislation, introduced by Rep. Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona), allocates $400,000 to Winona State University and MSC Southeast. The money would allow those schools to fund program implementation, hire educators and recruit students.
“Every Minnesota High School Senior should have the option of graduating with an employable set of skills and a diploma by relinking Minnesota Technical Colleges and High Schools,” said Rep. Pelowski. “That was common 30 years ago; it no longer is common and it should be.”
Sen. Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) has authored the companion bill in the Senate.