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Ossoff Holds Press Briefing at Tech School to Advocate for Free Tuition

Sen. Jon Ossoff recently visited Gwinnett Technical College, met with students, and spoke about his push to make technical schools and job training programs tuition-free.


“I am pushing as Congress considers this reconciliation budget that we pass legislation that will make technical school and job training programs 100% tuition-free for people in Georgia and Americans across the country,” Sen. Ossoff said. “We spend a lot of time in the policy debate focused on four-year college. We don’t focus enough on skills training, technical training — precisely what this institution delivers for Georgians. Today I sat down with students; I met with young people who are gaining skills so that they can pursue careers in health care, in the automotive industry, and careers that will deliver a high-standard of living and good wages and benefits. For a lot of people in this country, a welding certificate, health care certification, HVAC certificate, that can be the ladder from $12/hour to $30 or $40 or $50 an hour with benefits and a stable career.”

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