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OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback was in Overland Park on Tuesday to promote a new technical education law.
Brownback told an audience of technical educators at Johnson County Community College that fewer students have been enrolling in career and technical classes.
The governor said in the near future, 60 percent of Kansas workers will need a technical skill. The new Career and Technical Education Bill gives free tuition to high school students enrolled in technical education courses and gives districts $1,000 for every student who graduates with certain technical certificates.
"Now what we want to do is mix that student's time and talent with opportunity to get technical education, technical training, hopefully technical certificates before they leave high school, and to let them earn their way through college or get a higher-paying job for the rest of their life," Brownback said.
The new law took effect July 1, and Brownback says it is still to early to tell if the new incentives have boosted enrollment this year.
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