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Racial Equity and Education in Workforce Development

Only 15 percent of Latino adults have earned at least an associate degree, compared to 27 percent of black adults who were born in the U.S. and 45 percent of U.S.-born white adults, according to a new report by the National Skills Coalition on racial equity and workforce development.

The report features nine policy solutions, including:

  • Adopting racial equity goals in post-secondary education and workforce development plans;
  • Allowing incarcerated people to access Pell Grants for college programs;
  • Additional investment in apprenticeships; and
  • Invest invest in support services such as childcare, food and transportation assistance for students who are enrolled in education and training programs.

Click here to view the full report.