The Classroom to Careers Act was announced recently by bipartisan sponsors Senator Pat Toomey (PA) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY).
This legislation aims to expand the Federal Work-Study Program to allow students in the program to get a full-time job in their field of study.
“Co-op programs, such as the program offered at Drexel University, allow undergraduates to gain valuable full-time work experience and develop career skills while still in college,” said Senator Toomey. “This bipartisan measure will make it easier for more Pennsylvania students with financial needs to access meaningful, paid work experiences in their chosen field of study and use their earnings to help pay for college.”
“We thank Senators Gillibrand and Toomey for introducing the Classroom to Career Act of 2019,” said Terry W. Hartle, Senior Vice President, American Council on Education. “Aligning Federal Work Study with cooperative education programs means more students will be able to access the type of immersive learning and comprehensive training that prepares them for success in their chosen careers. We look forward to working with the Senators and their offices to refine this legislation as it advances.”
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