AWFS supporting career counseling legislation
November 20, 2019 | 7:51 am CST
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers is supporting the Counseling for Career Choice Act, introduced by Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Glenn ‘G.T.’ Thompson (R-Pa.). The bill would provide grants to states to establish a comprehensive school counseling program.
 
“School counselors play a critical role in the information students receive about career opportunities and the choices they make”, said Angelo Gangone, AWFS executive vice president. “We welcome any efforts to strengthen the counseling system and allow more resources to reach students.”
 
The Counseling for Career Choice Act would establish a competitive state grant program for an initial period of two years and $2 to 5 million. The grant funding can be used to implement counseling programs, identify school counseling activities, identify regional workforce trends, train school counselors, establish partnerships with local agencies and industry, and more.

For more information about AWFS Public Policy, contact Adria Salvatore, 323-251-0311 or adria@awfs.org.

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