Summary: H.R.22 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.22. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/03/1989)

Tech-Prep Education Act - Amends the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act to establish a program of grants to consortia of local educational agencies and community colleges to provide tech-prep education programs. Defines "tech-prep education program" as a combined secondary and postsecondary program which: (1) leads to an associate degree or two-year certificate; (2) provides technical preparation in at least one field of engineering technology, applied science, or mechanical, industrial, or practical art or trade; (3) provides competence in mathematics, science, and communications (including through applied academics); and (4) leads to placement in employment.

Directs the Secretary of Education to make grants to pay the Federal share of the cost of activities carried out under this Act to consortia of: (1) local educational agencies or area vocational schools serving secondary school students; and (2) community colleges or postsecondary vocational technical schools.

Sets forth the Federal share.

Requires each grant recipient to use the grant funds to develop and operate a four-year technical preparation education program with specified curricula.

Sets forth application and reporting requirements.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1990 through 1994.