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Wednesday December 10, 2014
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Thousands of young people and adults who can’t afford college would benefit tremendously from expanded access to Pell grants under a small but critical provision included in the comprehensive 2015 spending bill that House and Senate negotiators approved yesterday. The partial restoration of the Ability to Benefit provision of the Higher Education Act extends Pell grant access to low-income students without a high school diploma or its equivalent if they are co-enrolled in an approved career pathways program. Jobs for the Future has been a leader in working toward restoring this provision....
Wednesday July 9, 2014
House Passes Bipartisan, Bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Today the House passed H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This is the same bill that was passed by the Senate in June, and was developed and agreed upon through a bipartisan and bicameral process. Jobs for the Future commends the House on the passage of this legislation, which provides valuable updates and improvements to the law that authorizes the nation’s workforce development system.   The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) makes significant changes to the nation’s workforce development system, incorporating the latest evidence-based knowledge and...
Wednesday June 25, 2014
Today the Senate passed a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act—by a vote of 95 to 3. Jobs for the Future applauds the Senate on passage of this legislation, which is expected for consideration by the House in the near future. The bill provides valuable updates and improvements to the law that authorizes the U.S. workforce development system. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) makes significant changes in the nation’s workforce development system, incorporating the latest evidence-based knowledge and strategies that are...
Tags: Career Pathways
Monday June 16, 2014
Mentor and student high-fiving.
The FY 2015 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill, which was approved by the Appropriations Subcommittee last week, includes a critical provision authored by U.S. Senator Patty Murray to reinstate Pell Grant eligibility for potentially thousands of low-income, out-of-school youth and adults without a high school diploma or GED who seek new skills and preparation for family-supporting careers. Jobs for the Future applauds Senator Murray, Subcommittee Chairman Tom Harkin, and Ranking Member Jerry Moran for this partial restoration of the Ability to Benefit provision of the Higher Education...
Tags: Career Pathways, Dropout Recovery
Wednesday February 26, 2014
By Mary Gardner Clagett and Van Nguyen This blog celebrates CTE Month 2014. In the month of February, we are given the opportunity to celebrate the nation’s Presidents, Black History Month, and even St. Valentine’s Day—but did you know that we are also celebrating National Career and Technical Education (CTE) month? Nationally, CTE programs are ever changing to meet the country’s education and skill needs. These programs are creating an educational environment that combines core academics with real-world application. CTE currently touches the lives of 14 million students in 1,300 public high...
Tags: Career and Technical Education, Career Pathways