I believe our Nation must enhance its commitment to technical education programs so that we can offer as many opportunities as possible to our service members in these difficult times. The credits that are acquired through the CCAF can be used for an associate degree in the applied sciences or transferred to a four year institution since the CCAF, unlike most other trade schools, is regionally accredited.  

This Act is a part of my larger mission to extend more educational options to veterans and military personnel as the highest-ranking former military officer ever elected to the U.S. Congress.  This week, I also introduced a bill to expand the Post 9/11 GI Bill to cover programs at trade and career technical schools. 

Rep. Sestak is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania.