Candidate Calls Tech Ed the “Anchor” to a Strong 21st Century Economy
Senator Lindsey Graham visited the Concord Regional Technical Center office on Friday telling students and staff that high school technical education is important to helping to fuel the economic recovery and widen the manufacturing base in the United States, today and into the future.
“The anchor tenet of the 21st Century is technical education,” said Graham, who is in the state campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination.
The Republican from South Carolina was invited to speak at Concord High School by the CHS Presidential Candidates Club, and he signed a club banner in the CRTC conference room that says: “The Road to the White House Goes Through Concord HS”.
The CRTC is one of the most advanced high school technical education facility in the state. Opened in 1980, the CRTC serves more than 530 students from nine regional school districts. The eleven targeted programs use state-of-the-art equipment and are guided by the latest industry standards that provide students with hands-on experience in a realistic environment designed to prepare them for both college and the workplace.