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Recently, Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH), co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus, reintroduced the Jumpstart Our Businesses by Supporting Students (JOBS) Act—a bill to expand Pell Grant eligibility to students enrolled in short-term training programs. The Pell Grant program is one of the largest sources of needs-based federal financial aid, which provides billions of dollars annually to support students pursuing postsecondary education.
Under the JOBS Act, CTE programs offered at a postsecondary institution, including area CTE centers and community colleges, that are least 150 clock hours of instruction time over a period of at least 8 weeks and lead to a recognized postsecondary credential would be Pell eligible. It would also help to promote the alignment of the training and education offered through these programs with local and regional workforce needs. Expanding Pell eligible programs to include short-term CTE programs would create greater opportunities for students to prepare for careers in high-growth, high-demand industries. ACTE is proud to endorse the JOBS Act, and will continue to support initiatives that promote CTE’s role in higher education policy.
Posted by Mitch Coppes on 01/30/2017 at 01:08 PM in CTE Caucus, HEA | Permalink
Try getting a Pell grant if you are under 26 years old. You can't, so how does this change anything?!
Beth Calhoun |
02/09/2017 at 08:42 AM
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