Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed a financing package agreement for technical as well as career education for residents living throughout Arizona.
“In January, I stood in front of a joint legislature to deliver my priorities for this session – and key among them was a strong focus on career and technical education,” Ducey said. “Now, following a bipartisan – unanimous – vote in both chambers, we are one step closer to providing vital support for thousands of Arizona students while keeping a structurally balanced budget.”
Statistics show that having career as well as education training is an important part of creating a strong, sustainable economy.
“This victory is a high testament to what I’ve said since the beginning – we can be responsible with our budget while adding significant, real dollars to K-12 education,” Ducey said.
Adding more funding to Arizona will serve to improve the state’s economy.
“Over the past month, I’ve traveled the state corner to corner,” Ducey said. “I’ve met with education leaders, teachers, principals, parents and students. They share this commitment to ensuring that all Arizona students are prepared for life after high school graduation – whether college or career.”
Ducey intends the funding to make Arizona stand out as an active participant in the U.S. economy.
“To them, and to all Arizonans, I’m proud to say that the plan I signed today delivers,” Ducey said. “I thank our legislators – especially (House) Speaker David Gowan and (Senate) President Andy Biggs – for working swiftly and in good faith to put our kids first.”