Executive Order 99-09
August 18, 1999
WHEREAS, Rhode Island, through its Comprehensive Education Strategy, is committed to high standards and high achievement for all students; and
WHEREAS, the career and technical education of Rhode Island students is integral to the success of Rhode Island's Comprehensive Education Strategy; and
WHEREAS, an effective education in career and technical skills prepares students to become life-long learners, productive workers, and responsible citizens; and
WHEREAS, comprehensive and innovative career and technical education is necessary for the productive workplace of tomorrow and for Rhode Island's future economy; and
WHEREAS, to ensure the success of these education aims, Rhode Island's system of career and technical education must be supported, strengthened, and restructured in the context of the demands and opportunities of the future.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, LINCOLN ALMOND, by the authority vested in me as the Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, do hereby order as follows:
1. There is hereby created a Career and Vocational Education Task Force to review current practices, to consult with experts in relevant fields, and to formulate policy recommendations on restructuring Rhode Island's career and technical education system.
This Executive Order shall take effect immediately and shall expire upon the submission of the Task Force's final report.