The PA State House on June 7 added its approval to a bill that would widen graduation requirements for career and technical education students. The lower House action followed unanimous approval in the Senate.
HB 202, which was sponsored by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, and state Rep. Mike Tobash, R-Schuylkill, would allow students in vocational education programs to demonstrate proficiency on an approved industry-based competency assessment such as exams developed by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) or the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). The bill is on its way to Gov. Wolf for signature.