Western Governors support Senate approval of the JOBS Act to expand training opportunities for non-traditional students

Western Governors encouraged Congress, in a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, to increase access to short-term education and skills training by expanding the Pell Grant program via the Jumpstarting Our Businesses by Supporting Students (JOBS) Act. The letter of Nov. 19, signed by WGA Chair, Idaho Gov. Brad Little, and Vice-Chair, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, noted that the passage of the act would address, “to two key trends in today’s economy,” by providing flexible options for nontraditional students to obtain the credentials that good jobs demand. To help students evaluate their options, the Western Governors also voiced their support for the Act’s requirements to make completion rates, employment outcomes, and potential earnings of postsecondary programs publicly available. A position outlined in the WGA policy resolution, Workforce Development in the Western United States. Read, download the letter.   

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