Whereas, The vocational education programs in California community colleges continue to depend heavily on the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Technical Economic Act (VTEA) dollars as their major funding source;
Whereas, Without the substantial financial resources provided by VTEA funding, vocational education departments would be seriously compromised in their ability to purchase equipment and other essential materials that enable students to be prepared for today's workplace; and
Whereas, VTEA funding provides for professional development opportunities to update faculty on the latest technologies and methods for teaching on sophisticated, highly-technical equipment in a never-changing work environment;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm its previous positions that oppose any effort to reduce, eliminate, or dismantle VTEA finding's Disposition: Local Senates, Consultation Council, Chancellor
President testified at May 2005 Board of Governors Consultation and urged local senates and faculty to respond to Congressional actions.