Governor Larry Hogan continues to be a national leader on reducing barriers to good paying jobs. Earlier today, he announced a first of its kind in the nation $15 million Jobs That Build Initiative to eliminate real-world barriers to careers in infrastructure through enhanced recruitment efforts, smarter training, and enduring employee retention.
Last week, An America United released a national proposal on how to expand career opportunities outside of a four-year college degree modeled based on what Governor Hogan has already achieved in Maryland, including achieving a record milestone of 12,000 apprenticeships statewide and eliminating the four-year college degree requirement for thousands of state jobs.
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed outlining the proposal, Governor Hogan wrote, “We must reorient the education system to fit the economic and cultural needs of the 21st century. A patriotic and skilled workforce, unencumbered by unbearable levels of debt, will allow the U.S. to compete with China and other adversaries while defending the values of the American founding.”