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AWFS supports career counseling legislation

In effort to show continued support for states, counselors and students when it comes to career counseling, the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers is backing the “Counseling for Career Choice Act”, introduced by Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI-2) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA-15). The bill would provide grants to states to establish a comprehensive school counseling program.

“School counselors play a critical role in the information students receive about career opportunities and the choices they make,” AWFS executive vice president Angelo Gangone said in a statement. “We welcome any efforts to strengthen the counseling system and allow more resources to reach students.”

The act would establish a competitive state grant program for an initial period of two years. The grants can be used to implement counseling programs, identify school counseling activities, identify regional workforce trends, train school counselors, establish partnerships with local agencies and industry, and more.

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This article originally appeared in the January 2020 issue.

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