Torren Ecker


The legislative session has been quite productive. The House passed numerous bills to improve Pennsylvania and those who live here. Though the General Assembly is not currently in voting session, I have been busy here in Adams and Cumberland counties meeting with residents to learn how the bills we passed would impact them and to get their feedback.

Earlier this year, the House passed comprehensive legislation to improve career and technical education (CTE) in the Commonwealth. For years, students were told the road toward making “good” money and having a successful career was attending a four-year college or university. While college is the right fit for some students, it is not the cookie-cutter education path for everyone. A better fit for some students is the trades professions. In fact, there is a large skills gap in the trades because there are not enough trained workers to fill all the open jobs.

Torren Ecker represents the 193rd District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

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