Roebuck’s career readiness bill headed to Gov. Wolf for his signature

HARRISBURG, Oct. 1 – State Rep. James R. Roebuck Jr., D-Phila., announced that legislation he authored to bolster career readiness among students by fostering relationships between school districts and industry partners, unanimously passed the full House and is ready to be signed into law.


Roebuck, who is Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, said his legislation, H.B. 395, would establish occupational advisory committees to implement new programs and ensure that industry standards are properly integrated into instructional programming.


“Unfortunately, the relationships between local advisory councils and business partners vary greatly across the state, which causes gaps in the level of career preparedness among our students,” Roebuck said. “I am pleased that my legislation received bipartisan support in allowing all students across our commonwealth to be provided the necessary skills and education to flourish in their careers.”


This legislation is a part of a bipartisan Career and Technical Education legislative package, with the goal to improve the delivery of CTE in the commonwealth.


The bill package, including Roebuck’s legislation, now awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature.