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Community college leaders are hopeful the new funding plan they’ve devised can win over state lawmakers eager to fill workforce gaps.
Even with a reduction in federal stimulus funding, state support for higher education was up 10 percent in fiscal 2024.
The proposal calls for a sweeping overhaul of the state system as part of an initiative focused on workforce development and shoring up 25 public institutions.
The workforce development scholarship helps students get the education and training they need to meet state workforce needs. Demand for the scholarships has been higher than expected.