California Manufacturers & Technology Association

California Hotel and Lodging Association

Western States Petroleum Association

California Farm Bureau Federation

Small Business California

California Metals Coalition

California Precast Concrete Association

California Space Authority

California Steel Industries, Inc.

National Glass Association

California Autobody Association

California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors

Johnson & Johnson




Bridgestone/Firestone Retail Commercial Operations LLC

California Automotive Wholesalers Association

California Landscape Contractors Association

California Motor Car Dealers Association

California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors

Engineering Contractors' Association

State of California Auto Dismantlers Association

California Legislative Conference of the Plumbing, Heating and Piping Industry

A&A Auto Parts, Sales, Service and Storage

AeA - American Electronics Association

Alvins Auto Recycling Inc.

Antelope Valley Board of Trade

Automotive Service Councils of California

Bauer's Auto Wrecking

BW Auto Dismantlers, Inc.

California Aerospace & Technology Alliance

California Architects Board

Coldicott Woodworks

Eagle Auto Dismantling

Goodrich Aerostructures

Graymark International Inc.

GRC Associates

Hopper Farms

Manuels Auto Wrecking and SCADA

Northern California Construction Training, Inc. (NCCT)

Oxnard Chamber of Commerce

P + C Auto Recycler


Rock and Roll Auto Recycling

San Luis Rey Auto Salvage

Small Manufacturers Association of California

Small Manufacturers Institute

Teichert Construction

Truck Wrecks Recycling

Valley Auto Wreckers

Valley Industrial Association of Santa Clarita

Ventura Chamber of Commerce

West Auto Wrecker Ltd.


State Building & Construction Trades Council

State Employees Trade Council

CA Teamsters Public Affairs Council


California Business Education Association

California Federation of Teachers

California Agricultural Teachers Association

California Automotive Teachers Association

California Business Education Association

California Industrial & Technology Education Association

Segue Career Program


Child Abuse Prevention Center

Richmond Children's Foundation

Minorities in Law Enforcement


California Correctional Peace Officers Association

California Professional Firefighters

Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs

Crime Victims United

California Organization of Police & Sheriffs


California Dental Association


Baxter Healthcare


EVERY 3 MINUTES a California high school student drops out

California’s "one-size-fits-all" educational policies are failing to prepare students for good-paying jobs in today’s changing economy.

California’s economy demands innovation, entrepreneurs—and skilled workers

Skilled workers are vital to California’s economic health. But as the need for skilled workers increases dramatically, career technical education is being cut in our schools.

Innovation starts with imagination and hands-on experimentation, not standardized tests.This applied learning is crucial for today’s high-tech and evolving "green" economy.

California schools must provide a better-balanced education to help restore our state’s economic edge

Educational policies must be changed to create an inspirational learning environment where students receive a balanced education that includes rigorous academics and hands-on learning of career technical education.

»Read Open Letter to Legislators (PDF file)
»Charts: California CTE enrollment and teachers declining (PDF file)