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Congressman Kerry Bentivolio invites all high school students from the Michigan's 11th Congressional District to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition. “The House STEM App Challenge” is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their involvement in STEM education fields.
The competition is a nationwide event where high school students design an "app", also known as a software application, for a mobile phone, tablet, or computer device.
Congressman Kerry Bentivolio is privileged to announce the nomination of twenty-nine applicants to the prestigious UnitedStates military service academies. Hailing from municipalities all across Michigan’s Eleventh District, which contains portions of Oakland and Wayne counties, these ambitious young people will be competing to become the future leadership of our nation’s armed forces.
As a former soldier who served in both the Vietnam and Iraq War, I can tell you that our veterans often find it difficult to transition from military to civilian life. Workplace skill training can be a lifesaver for many of our veterans making the move from our armed services to the private sector.
Too many of our soldiers are finding it difficult to find jobs when they return from overseas. It’s time to help them out.
Today, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Veteran’s Entry to Apprenticeship Act, H.R. 3384. This act amends current law, specifically Title 38, to allow veterans to use their educational benefits for enrollment in pre-apprenticeship programs.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio’s amendment to the Student Success Act (H.R. 5) passed with overwhelming support. This amendment gives the small business community a seat at the table when education policy is developed at the state level. He released the following statement on its passage:
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been winding down, we have welcomed roughly 100,000 veterans back to our communities. Unfortunately, these brave men and women are returning to a stagnant economy. An American hero who participated in the raid against Osama bin Laden recently talked about the difficulties many soldiers face as they transition back to ordinary life. With few job prospects and no income after his retirement from service, he told Esquire magazine, "I still have the same bills I had in the Navy.