Outreach to the Incoming Administration
The eight Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) have reached out to the Obama presidential transition team and the transition team has reached back. On January 8, I met with the executive directors of four of the CTSOs to compare notes on what we would like the president-elect’s administration to consider relative to career and technical education and the student organizations.
As requested by our contact on the transition team, we crafted a letter requesting the start of an ongoing dialogue with the new administration. It does sound pretty powerful when we say that we’re writing on behalf of 2.5 million students and 50,000 teachers in the CTSOs. The letter went out. The transition team wanted a face-to-face meeting with us but – given the level of security in Washington at the moment – it was decided that a conference call would be best. We’re optimistic and this is a hopeful start.