Common-sense policy reforms and investments in community colleges will support economic recovery efforts
It’s tempting these days to believe that once COVID-19 is contained, the U.S. economy will bounce back quickly, replenishing jobs and incomes lost in the pandemic. Yet there are early warning signs that when the labor market fully reopens, some high-demand jobs may be hard to fill even with millions of Americans looking for work.
Gov. Northam's Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back initiative will create educational and career opportunities for low- and middle-income families
This session, General Assembly members are considering a proposal that would help close the commonwealth’s skills gap by providing workforce scholarships to individuals without access to the community college education required to gain these skills. This proposal is a win-win-win: assisting students, growing businesses and developing our communities. We are describing Governor Ralph Northam’s “Get