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Senator Hassan Discusses Importance of CTE Programs with Teachers and Students at Dover Regional Career Technical Center


Senator Hassan visits Dover Regional Career Technical Center.

DOVER – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited the newly completed Dover Regional Career Technical Center (CTC), where she met with teachers and students to discuss the importance of expanding access to Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, which help to strengthen New Hampshire’s workforce and expand economic opportunity for Granite Staters. In 2014, then-Governor Hassan signed a bill to provide $13.5 million in funding for the construction of Dover Regional CTC. Offering 15 distinct technical programs, Dover Regional CTC provides students with the opportunity to gain certifications, licenses, and college credit. To learn more about Dover Regional CTC, click here.

“Career and Technical Education help students develop the skills they need to succeed, which in turn helps give our innovative businesses the workforce they need to thrive,” Senator Hassan said. “During my time as Governor, I was proud to sign legislation that helped fund the construction of the Dover Regional Career Technical Center, and I will continue fighting to expand CTE programs in New Hampshire in order to help strengthen our workforce pipeline and prepare more hard-working Granite Staters for jobs in the 21st century innovation economy.”

As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Hassan has worked across the aisle to strengthen and expand CTE programs in the Granite State. Earlier this year she worked to pass bipartisan legislation updating the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act and authorizing funding for states to implement high-quality career and technical education programs, which has now been signed into law. Additionally, Senator Hassan recently joined colleagues in introducing the Invest in America Act, legislation that will create competitive grant programs to expand the workforce, modernize training tools, and promote job creation.