Summary: To award career pathways innovation grants to local educational agencies and consortia of local educational agencies, to provide technical assistance within the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education to administer the grants and support the local educational agencies with the preparation of grant applications and management of grant funds, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to support community college and industry partnerships, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors Bipartisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Sponsored the bill on 10/23/19.
STATUS: Introduced 10/23/19 by Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “Workforce partnerships give students the opportunity to develop the skills they need for jobs that are available right now—often without taking on huge amounts of debt,” said Sen. Smith, a member of the Senate Education Committee. “Many of these good-paying jobs are in areas like advanced manufacturing, agriculture, IT and health care that don’t require an expensive four-year degree. But I’ve found that students often aren’t aware of or don’t have access to local programs that provide the training these jobs require. My bill gets right to the heart of addressing this problem by fueling partnerships between secondary schools, community and technical colleges and local businesses. I’ve seen models that work, communities that have found success, and I’ve seen places that could benefit from more resources and support. I’m focused on solutions that work for Minnesotans and all Americans, and that’s why I’ve introduced this bill and will be pushing to make it law.”“Every Minnesotan deserves access to a good paying job, and I’m proud to make this investment in Minnesota’s growing workforce,” said Rep. Craig. “We need to fundamentally change the way we look at skills training and education by presenting apprenticeship programs and manufacturing degrees as great career opportunities. I’m proud to work with my fellow Minnesotan, Senator Tina Smith, on this critical bill to expand partnerships between schools and local businesses to fill Minnesota’s job gap and set students up for success.” (Source: Rep. Craig, Press Release, 10/24/19)