Urge your senators and representatives to support the JOBS Act of 2015
At this very moment, members of Business Leaders United (BLU) together with leaders from community colleges from across the country are making their way to Capitol Hill to talk to members of Congress about how they can make Pell Grants more job-driven. Will you help reinforce their message by telling your senators and representatives to co-sponsor the JOBS Act?
The Jumpstart our Businesses by Supporting Students (JOBS) Act of 2015 would authorize Pell Grants for job training programs at community colleges and other institutions of higher education and would ensure that qualifying programs are aligned with the needs of local employers and lead to a recognized postsecondary credential. The bill would also encourage eligible institutions to connect short-term credential programs to career pathways and provide basic skills instruction to support student success.
The JOBS Act is an important step towards expanding access to postsecondary skills and credentials for America’s workers. Please send a letter to your senators and representative urging them to sign on as co-sponsors of this critical legislation.
The bill has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), and in the House of Representatives by Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA).
- Improving access to improvement – an op/ed by BLU employer Scott Christman in support of the JOBS Act – CLICK HERE
- The JOBS Act: press release from Senator Tim Kaine – CLICK HERE
- The Senate Bill – CLICK HERE
- The House Bill – CLICK HERE
- Fact Sheet: Congress should make Pell Grants job driven – CLICK HERE
- Making Pell work: How America’s $30 billion investment in need-based college aid can be more job driven – CLICK HERE
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