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Trone Wants Change To What Pell Will Pay For

February 23rd, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Democratic Congressman David Trone, member of the Congressional Labor Caucus, is urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Workforce Pell Act, which he co-sponsors. The legislation would allow students to pay for eligible workforce training programs using Pell Grants.  Currently, students are ineligible to use Pell Grants to pay for short-term training programs, denying many of them access to good-paying jobs and long-lasting careers. It is estimated that there are about 9 million job openings across the country unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants.