HB374 and SB 2105 Passage Press Release

Senator Mile’s SB 2105, Sponsored by Representative Jarvis Johnson, 

Passes - Sent to Governor Abbott for final signature, May 10th, 2017

Austin, Texas (May 10, 2021)… One of Representative Johnson’s key focus areas for the 85th legislative session has been the need for more opportunities for our youth – in both education and securing quality employment post-graduation. Senator Borris Mile’s SB 2105, which was sponsored in the Texas House of Representatives by Rep. Jarvis Johnson, will now require the Texas Workforce Commission to provide information on all CTE partnership opportunities with business and industry, and professional development and learning opportunities (e.g. internships, mentorships, summer programs, afterschool programs and career-based student leadership opportunities) available regionally. Rather than generalized classes that teach basic construction, SB 2105 (HB 374) will allow for programs tailored to the industries located in each individual community - increasing realistic CTE opportunities for students across the state and the incentive for local school districts and industries to partner together. These students will be given the specialized training they need to prepare them for entry into high-paying, skilled occupations.

“Now, more than ever before, we must empower the next generation with more than just ideas or expectations. We must provide them with tangible opportunities,” explains State Representative Johnson. “Senate Bill 2105, my HB 374, is the first step in making us accountable for not only providing the opportunities, but presenting the opportunities and then ultimately changing lives by not only telling our children to dream big, but gifting them with the resources to make their dreams become realities.”

This monumental education reform was sent to Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday, May 10th of 2017. Upon signing, SB 2105 will go into effect on September 1, 2017.

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