Mullery to hold Policy Committee hearing on technical education and career readiness Thursday in Nanticoke

NANTICOKE, Aug. 20 – In alignment with the House Democratic Caucus’ Plan4PA, state Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, announced that he will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing to discuss technical education and career readiness.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 at IBEW 163 JATC Training Center, 41 W. Church St.

Mullery, who serves as Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee’s Subcommittee on Career and Technical Education, said he requested the hearing because expanding and improving career readiness education is needed in order to meet the demands of the future workforce. Mullery will be joined by a number of state representatives from across the commonwealth, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster.

The current agenda is:

10 a.m.         Welcome and opening remarks

10:10 a.m.    Allyson Knox

Director of education policy and programs, Microsoft

10:40 a.m.    Carrie Amann

                     Deputy secretary of policy and planning, Office of Gov. Tom Wolf

11:10 a.m.    Jeanne Miller

                    Co-lead of Carbon, Schuylkill, Luzerne STEM Ecosystem

11:40 a.m.    Closing remarks        

The meeting is one in a series being held across the state on the House Democrats’ Plan4PA that includes putting people first, good jobs, quality schools and fair taxes. Visit www.plan4pa.com for additional information about the Plan4PA and www.pahouse.com/policycommittee for Policy Committee materials.