U.S. Secretary of Education in New York to highlight Invest in America Agenda

ALBANY, NY (WENY)–Tuesday in New York’s Capitol Region, U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, highlighted the Biden-Harris administration’s Invest in America agenda. 

Cardona said a key component of the Investing in America agenda is providing opportunities for students.

“We’re giving students the opportunities to learn the skills needed for these high-skill, high paying jobs that—you know you can make six figures without having to have a four-year degree, without having tons of college debt—that’s what this invest in America process is,” he said.

The Invest in America agenda encompasses a package of national laws including the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act.

In a panel discussion Tuesday afternoon, many education and manufacture industry advocates emphasized access and reaching communities.

A key element of access to this education, some advocates said, is the internet.

Secretary Cardona highlighted the White House’s recent announcement of more than $40 billion for broadband access.

Cardona said there is a federal responsibility to provide the dollars and infrastructure to implement and expand manufacturing training programs.

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