Skills and bills: What state governors have to say about vocational education

Jen Hatfield:

On February 3, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and University of the District of Columbia (UDC) president Ron Mason announced a new program aimed at helping adults earn their GED or high school diploma. The UDC Workforce Edge program (UDC-WE), set to be piloted this spring and fully operational in the fall, is a community college program that provides workforce training to adult charter school students while they complete their high school degree.

Bowser and Mason both spoke about the program’s ability to help these adults achieve economic stability and move into the middle class. Mason summarized its goals and impact: