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U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY VISITS DORDT UNIVERSITY

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U-S Secretary of Education Betsy De Vos visited Dordt University in Sioux Center Friday afternoon to see how the school has implemented its Pro-Tech program.

The initiative allows a student to get a two-year degree incorporating job skills with local employers.

The Secretary of Education met with Dordt officials and spoke with students enrolled in the Pro-Tech program, then held a round table discussion on campus;

OC……..new partnerships. :19

Dordt University president Hoekstra says under the Education Secretary’s leadership, several regulations have been lifted, allowing Dordt to transition into the new Pro-Tech program:

OC……… has done that. ;11

Hoekstra further clarified some of the restrictive regulations apply to religious institutions and education that are not affiliated or owned by a church.