Langevin, Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing National Career Development Month

Nov 24, 2020 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Education, Transportation

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, today introduced a resolution recognizing National Career Development Month, which is observed every November.

“Every November, we underscore career development because when we help students think and plan for their future, they’re one step closer to being successful,” said Rep. Langevin. “Whether pursuing a higher education, participating in an apprenticeship, or exploring entrepreneurship, career development is a lifelong skill that can help ensure success no matter a student’s interests and background. National Career Development Month serves as an opportunity to show students the possibilities of tomorrow.”

“A highly skilled and trained workforce is a business’s best competitive edge,” said Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson. “Designating November as National Career Development Month is an opportunity to promote career development and to encourage employees, jobseekers, and students to take advantage of the resources available, which can lead to high-paying, family-sustaining jobs.”

National Career Development Month marks a time for students and workers of all ages to consider and focus on future career options. Career exploration is essential in shaping the students of today into the leaders of tomorrow. National Career Development Month is also a time to recognize the professionals who guide and advise students as they explore career options. 

Throughout this month, schools, businesses, and organizations host activities that promote experiences and engagements that connect students with professionals who work and thrive in their own careers, offering students a first-hand look at different career possibilities that align with their interests and skills. These opportunities promote self-assessment and help students learn vital social and performance skills, build confidence, and set career goals.

Text of the resolution.