Preparing the Next Generation
Remove Student Work Permit Requirements
States should eliminate work permit requirements for minors seeking part-time or seasonal employment.
Require University-Workforce Alignment Reporting
States should require colleges and universities receiving public funding to report to the legislature annually on their success aligning their programs with the state’s most in-demand jobs and the state’s job market generally.
Create Workforce Development Performance Measures
States should require workforce development agencies to evaluate the impact of each workforce services contract or program, including the impact on job-finding, earnings, transitions out of welfare programs, and taxpayers’ return on investment.
Provide Transparency To Students On Higher Education Costs And Outcomes
States should disclose a variety of information to high school students, including information on tuition costs for four-year degrees, tuition costs for vocational and technical education, student loans, starting wages, and in-demand occupations. The state department of education should compile such information and distribute it to each high school.
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Students’ Right to Know can bring transparency to Oklahoma education
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A college degree is a great option for many individuals, but all too often society overlooks other pathways to successful work. And for millions of Americans suffering under enormous student loan debt, that oversight is impacting their futures for decades. In a new video released by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), conservative commentator and […]watch video
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Expanding the Workforce
- Grant Licenses To Experienced Professionals
- Allow Apprenticeships For Licensed Occupations
- Establish Sunrise And& Sunset Reviews For Occupational Regulation To Avoid Anti-Trust Challenges
- Require Periodic Reauthorization For Occupational Licenses
- Treat Work Experience As Continuing Education
- Pre-Empt Local Licensing
- Waive Initial Licensing Fees
- Protect Financially Struggling Workers From License Revocation
- Provide Credit For Licensing Fees During Shutdowns
- Create A Regulatory Sandbox For Entry-Level Workers
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