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PROCLAMATION
February 11 to 17, 2001
Career and Technical Education Week

WHEREAS, February 11 - 17, 2001, has been designated Career and Technical Education Week by the Association for Career and Technical Education; and

WHEREAS, career and technical education provides Americans with skills for employment; and

WHEREAS, career and technical education provides a well-educated work force, which fosters productivity in business and industry and contributes to America's leadership in the international marketplace; and

WHEREAS, career and technical education gives students experience in practical, meaningful applications of skills in reading, writing and mathematics, thus improving the quality of their education, giving all students leadership opportunities in their fields and in their communities; and

WHEREAS, career and technical education offers individuals lifelong opportunities to learn new skills, which provide them career choices and personal satisfaction; and

WHEREAS, career and technical education stimulates the growth and vitality of our businesses and industries by preparing workers to meet the challenges of the next decade.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Hunterdon hereby declares February 11 - 17, 2001, as "Career and Technical Education Week" in Hunterdon County and urge all citizens to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by Hunterdon County POLYTECH, the County Vocational School District, and to support and participate in these programs to enhance their individual work skills and productivity.