BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced a new workforce development initiative that removes the four-year degree requirement for thousands of state jobs.
The governor said Maryland was the first state to officially remove the four-year college degree requirement for many of these state jobs.
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It’s more important than ever that we work together to find new ways to build a steady stream of talented, well-trained people for the jobs of the future,” Hogan said. “That means pursuing bold, innovative ideas and committing to leaving skilled workers behind.”
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Maryland partnered with Opportunity@Work, a DC-based nonprofit, to develop this initiative. The company calls those with “skills through alternative routes” SAO.
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“There are more than 70 million adults in the United States who do not have a four-year college degree but are skilled through alternative pathways,” said Hogan. “These stars are individuals who are active in the workforce with a high school diploma or equivalent and have developed skills through community college apprenticeships, military service, or business experience. other practical experience.”
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/15/watch-live-hogan-to-announce-workforce-development-initiative/ Thousands of State Jobs No Longer Require College Degrees By Maryland Initiative – CBS Baltimore