- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Education wants to add more career and technical education courses in schools throughout the state to better prepare students for the future.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1IoUO12 ) the department’s chief of staff, Dicky Shanor, said Thursday the department wants to provide students with the career and technical skills needed to succeed in today’s world.

A Georgetown University study recently showed that health care, science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers are growing the fastest.

But, the number of career and technical education courses in the state has reportedly been declining.

Shanor says the state needs to combine the courses with core curriculum, such as integrating geometry and construction.

Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody, says improving career and technical education for students is also a priority for legislators.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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