36 minutes | Sep 12, 2022

Policy in Brief: The Workforce Training Grant

On the inaugural episode of Policy in Brief, American Compass executive director Oren Cass is joined by policy director Chris Griswold to discuss the Workforce Training Grant, a proposal to create a meaningful alternative pathway to college for the majority of young Americans who are being left behind by the current "college-for-all" model. They discuss the failings of our current system, how a program connecting trainees with employers would work, and the bill recently introduced by Senator Cotton that was modeled off of this proposal.

Further reading:
The Workforce Training Grant Policy Brief (American Compass)
The full Workforce Training Grant white paper (American Compass)
Rebuilding from the College Catastrophe Starts Here (Oren Cass, American Compass)
American Workforce Act (Sen. Tom Cotton)
What Republicans Should Do if They Win Big This Fall (Oren Cass and Chris Griswold, New York Times)
After Student-Debt Relief, America Must Move Beyond 'College for All' (Wells King, Newsweek)

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