WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement on President Trump’s signing of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act:

“As this bill becomes law of the land, we are moving closer to a workforce equipped for our 21st century economy. By transforming our career and technical education system into one that provides appropriate training, I am hopeful that we can close the skills gap and get more workers prepared to enter fulfilling jobs. This will empower more American job seekers as they work to get ahead. I commend Chairwoman Virginia Foxx and Rep. G.T. Thompson for putting together a thoughtful bill that will open real opportunities for people.” 

NOTE: Last week, Speaker Ryan signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act at his weekly press conference.