Earn While You Learn

On Monday, legislation was heard in the Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee that would help align the state’s workforce with occupations experiencing job growth. This new approach to education and training provides resources for students as they work toward earning postsecondary credentials, while also gaining invaluable on-the-job training. Under the program, competency standards will be developed for specific occupations. Once competency standards are developed, grant dollars will be made available to employers who partner with an institution or program for educating and training purposes. The bill moved forward and was heard in the Higher Education Committee on Thursday. (S.F. 5)

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