Latest Audio Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 House Education Committee Moves to Bolster Career and Technical Education in Pennsylvania Apr. 18, 2018 Download The House Education Committee has approved a bipartisan package of legislation designed to equip students with the technical and career skills they will need to thrive as they enter the workforce. The package of bills is the result of hearings held and data gathered from 2015 to 2016 by the Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness. House Education Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster, Dauphin) said the legislative package is designed to promote technical education options for students and fight the perception that those who wish to attend a trade school are not reaching their potential by eschewing a university education. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Committee Passage of Hickernell Bill to Protect Schools Against Future Budget Impasses May. 03, 2016 Download Legislation to guarantee that all Pennsylvania schools would continue to be funded at the previous year’s appropriation level in the event of a budget impasse has been approved by the House Education Committee. Prime sponsor Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster, Dauphin) said administrators, taxpayers, and students should not be held hostage when lawmakers and the Governor cannot agree on spending priorities in the Commonwealth. House Bill 1159 is now awaiting consideration by the full House.