NEW YORK – Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci (R,C,I,Ref.—South Huntington) recently joined a bi-partisan Assembly hearing to conduct New York State Regents candidate interviews. Lupinacci, a former school board trustee, represented the Assembly Committee on Higher Education in the hearings.
“I was pleased to participate in an active and productive conversation regarding the state of our education system and the future for public education in New York,” Lupinacci said. “It was interesting to hear candidates for the Board of Regents present their insight on our state’s successes, where we can improve, and how the Legislature can maintain the standard of excellence we have set for New York’s education system.”
Lupinacci, who has made a priority of promoting apprenticeships and internships while in high school, discussed the role that workplace learning experience and career-targeted education plays in the future of secondary school.
“I was encouraged to learn that so many individuals also see the need for vocational training during the high school years,” said Lupinacci. “Like my Learning for Work Program (A.4333), career-targeted education may help students find valuable, stable and well-paying jobs upon high school graduation. We need to begin educating our students in fields that have high demand. According to the United State Department of Labor, these are the trade fields,” Lupinacci continued.
Pictured Above: Assemblyman Lupinacci during the Board of Regents interview. Press Release by James Coughlin. Press Release Made Available by the Office of Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci.