The public health and economic crises of the past year have exacerbated existing economic inequities. The pandemic has devastated Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color; workers in jobs paying low wages; youth and young adults; women and women of color; and people impacted by…
CLASP sent this letter to congressional members recommending actions to address the needs of workers in low-wage jobs, those already unemployed and struggling to find work, and those who live in poverty during the economic-fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CLASP submitted this statement for the record outlining the necessity of addressing equity and expanding access for nontraditional apprenticeship populations in any forthcoming reauthorization of the National Apprenticeship Act.
Passage of the “Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” (Perkins V), which reauthorizes federal legislation funding career and technical education (CTE), brings the opportunity to improve the quality and accessibil