U.S. Congressman George Miller offered his views on energy, education, and the economy during an August 11 visit to Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation‚â€™s Pittsburg plant, where employees, executives and manufacturing industry leaders gathered to meet the 17-term representative.
This was Rep. Miller‚â€™s first visit to Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, a long-time leader in guided motion technology. During the first leg of his visit, Rep. Miller responded to questions from employees, including one from Bud Wisecarver, founder of Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation. Mr. Wisecarver, who has spent nearly 50 years sponsoring career technical education in high schools, spoke about the relevance ‚â€“ and absence ‚â€“ of this kind of training in schools today. Rep. Miller, a long-time advocate of career technical education, agreed with Mr. Wisecarver, and said that over the years schools have devalued the trades and have primarily focused on preparing students for four-year colleges. He cited positive examples of career technical education in the East Bay, which included the culinary academy at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord.
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