The President of the United States of America has recently declared to offer new infrastructural plan to create a positive impact on the higher educational system of the nation .The infrastructure plan is estimated at around $1.5 trillion approximately which will potentially impact on the federal tuition assistance program for low-income students. The plan has added a handful of educational policy changes that could have consequences on the system.
The change in the eligibility criteria of the Pell Grant program is generated for the assistance of the low income students. It would expand the use of the grant to cover the costs limited certifications and apprenticeship programs in order to provide feasibility to Pell recipients so that they can spend the federal dollars. The program also proposes the federal career and technical program that will flow the funds to the higher schools so as to increase the count of the students taking advantages of apprenticeships. The program will also create some twist in the federal work study program which will provide part-time jobs for the low-income students so that they can spend money on their education.
The infrastructural plan ensures the country has not only enough skilled workers to perform the existing work but also to fill the new jobs that are created by the bill.
The proposals in the infrastructure plan will have some sharp effects on the programs that are a part of fiscal 2018 Budget proposal. In the case of Pell grant, administration spending plan will hack around $3.9 billion roughly from the current program’s surplus.
The infrastructure bill will generate unique projects that will directly strengthen employment in the construction industry. This will boost the demand for labor more widely as extra infrastructure investment to motivate the economic growth. The promise of apprenticeship program will act as a way of filling six million unfilled jobs in which most of the category will fall under skilled trade’s category.