Community college is the key to social equity in the United States of America.
Right now, students across the country graduate from high school without the skills to earn a living wage, having no choice but to seek out minimum wage jobs as careers. While we need to raise the minimum wage, is only a band-aid for a larger problem.
We need to provide people with the skills they need to seek out careers that pay.
We can do that.
We will work with states to create partnerships and a national initiative to streamline workforce curriculums and fund community colleges. This is how you train people for the 21st century.
When you invest in people, the return is tremendous.