State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, participated in a bill signing on Wednesday for state Rep. Brett Roberts’ legislation to update and specify professional development standards for K-12 counselors in Michigan schools. The legislation calls for 25 of the required 150 hours of professional development be dedicated to career and technical education (CTE) – including five hours on military-based opportunities – and 25 hours for college preparation to assist in post-high school graduation preparation when working with students in grades 6-12. Roberts’ bill was approved by the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee, which is chaired by Frederick, on the way to becoming state law. Pictured with Rep. Frederick is state Sen. Phil Pavlov, chair of the Senate Education Committee (right), Roberts (left) and Gov. Snyder (bottom center).