Episode 47 - Addressing America’s Shortage of Skilled Trade Workers
We need skilled workers to rebuild America, but for many, the barrier of education costs stands in the way. Host Jason Altmire speaks with Jennifer Maher
, the executive director of the TechForce Foundation
, about their commitment to helping individuals find career education opportunities. They also discuss how individuals can apply for scholarships and grants, how schools can become involved, and other valuable resources.
The TechForce Foundation will award $2.3 million in scholarships and grants this year. Maher talks about the importance of this funding to enable workers facing financial hardship to pursue what she calls America’s “new collar” careers.