FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2015
Dave Parker, Communications Director, 406.444.9844
Mike Wessler, Deputy Communications Director, 406.444.9725
Helena, Mont. – With students returning to classrooms across the state, Governor Steve Bullock is encouraging them to take advantage of opportunities that will prepare them for college and careers. The message came as part of Bullock’s annual “Back to School” video message to students.
“In Montana classrooms across the state, students are gaining valuable real world skills that will help them secure a job after they graduate high school or be ready to pursue a degree or certificate from one of our world-class two or four year colleges and universities,” Bullock says in the video.
The video will be shown to public school students as they return to school over the coming weeks.
The video helps to kick-off Bullock’s “College and Career Ready” back to school tour. Next week, Bullock, along with Lt. Gov. Angela McLean and Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, will visit schools to highlight programs in Montana public schools that focus on career skills as well as college readiness.
This is the third year that Bullock has sent a video to Montana students as they returned to the classroom.
Governor Bullock’s video can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxJ9GHwmMcw