Toyota Bodine manager to meet with Congress

By: David Thomas, The Jackson Sun on May 17, 2016

Jason Bates (left), Toyota Bodine administration manager, in a 2013 file photo with Al Hossack, the former general manager at Bodine TN in Jackson. (Photo: David Thomas/The Jackson Sun)

 Bates, administration manager at Toyota Bodine Aluminum in Jackson, will testify before the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee at 9 a.m. (Central time) Tuesday, in support of the re-authorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act.

“The total bill is $1.1 billion, and it’s up for re-authorization,” Bates said. “The money is for students in high school, community colleges and technical schools to fund career and technology education classes.

“These monies are also used to help provide equipment, instruction training and instructors' salaries.”

The funds provided will help support career and technical education programs in each of the 50 states.

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