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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Whitmer nets GOP, business support for tuition-free programs

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is netting key support from the business community and some Republican lawmakers for her large-scale plans to provide debt-free tuition to high school graduates and older adults who want to learn new job skills.

Support for MiOpportunity

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Reconnect bills

House Bill 4456 (2019)

Support for Reconnect

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Reconnect bills

Senate Bill 0268 (2019)

Support for Reconnect

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

MI Opportunity bills

Senate Bill 0267 (2019)

Support for MiOpportunity

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Statewide business organizations announce partnership with Governor Whitmer aimed at shaping and approving “Michigan Reconnect” and “MI Opportunity Scholarship”

Today, four major business organizations announced key support for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s goal of increasing the percentage of Michigan’s workforce with a post high school degree or high-value certificate to 60 percent by the year 2030.

Support for MiOpportunity

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

State of the State: Whitmer calls for 60% higher ed goal by 2030

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a statewide goal of 60 percent of Michigan adults having a postsecondary education credential by 2030 as part of a larger strategy to address a growing talent shortage in the workforce.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Gov. Whitmer’s 2019 State of the State Address establishing Sixty by 30

“We must ensure that every Michigander has a path to skills that lead to a good job.”- Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Gov. Whitmer Touts Tuition-Free College Plan

During her first State of the State address, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer touted a tuition-free plan that would help high school graduates attend college or get vocational training.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Key Issues and Bills for Education and Workforce Readiness

Creates pathways for all students, regardless of income, to get the skills or education they need to land a good-paying job. The bills contain contains three career pathways, all focused on getting students the skills, credentials and degrees they need to enter the workforce.

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Michigan College Access Network supports Bills proposing the Michigan Opportunity Initiative Act and Michigan Reconnect Grant Act

These bills would increase access to financial aid programs for recent graduates and adults to further their education.

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