Hultgren pushes for job training, education measures
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren(R-IL) announced recently that he is a cosponsor of two bills that would make it easier for Americans to access the training and education required for jobs in high-demand industries, according to a press release.
“The jobs of today are vastly different from those of previous generations,” Hultgren said in the statement. “Ensuring future employees and adults re-entering the work force understand and are prepared for the demands of an ever-evolving labor market is key to connecting them to the jobs of today and tomorrow. Many times, jobs workers held previously no longer exist or require advanced training. Our community colleges excel at providing this type of education.”
Hultgren noted that the bills, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act and the Federal Perkins Loan Program Extension Act of 2017, have received the support of his Higher Education Advisory Committee in the 14th District.
“This bill will ensure that career and technical education (CTE) – one of the best tools we have to reduce unemployment – can accurately target curriculum calibrated with the needs of the job market,” Hultgren said in his statement. “Further, those without resources need continued access to the successful and popular Perkins Loan Program which has provided funds to more than 8 million students. These finances help secure the possibility of upward mobility for hardworking individuals.”