Proposed workforce education grants face scrutiny from state senators

January 31, 2019

A workforce development grant program championed by Gov. Mike Parson was heavily criticized during a Senate hearing Tuesday.

A bill creating the Fast-Track Workforce Incentive Grant, sponsored by Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, proposes $22 million in grants which would go toward Missouri residents ages 25 and older to pursue training or higher education in “high-demand” jobs where there is an unfulfilled need for workers.

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