Governor Hogan Continues National Leadership On Reducing Barriers To Good-Paying Jobs

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.”

Watch Governor Hogan’s press conference here.