Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi held a hearing of the New York State Education Assembly Committee to talk about career and technical education and adding more pathways for high school students to find good paying jobs today.

Brindisi said many speakers were concerned about students falling through the cracks after high school and at the same time many employers need skilled labor but can't find enough of it.

He said the goal is to put programs in place in high schools so students can graduate into a good paying job and hopefully advance on to a two-year community college to fill some of the job demands that don't require a four-year college degree.

Brindisi said he's hopeful that the state can have a CTE program up and running by 2015, but only after everyone involved has had a chance to have their voice heard.