Governor Phil Bryant has signed legislation to ensure all Mississippi students graduate with the skills and abilities they need to succeed in life after high school. Senate Bill 2447 incentivizes schools with grant funding based on the number of students who earn industry certifications tied to middle to high wage careers in in-demand industries.
This bill also elevates the voice and role of employers in Mississippi’s workforce education system by ensuring that industry leaders are included in developing robust career pathways for students.
“I congratulate Governor Bryant and Mississippi policymakers for their leadership in preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s workforce. As evidenced by the state’s tremendous progress on the most recent Nation’s Report Card, Mississippi’s focus on common-sense, student-centered reforms is working. Expanding access to workforce-aligned industry credentials and rewarding achievement will set schools and students on a path to build on the state’s impressive progress. When graduates leave school prepared with the skills to compete and succeed in high-demand careers, families, businesses and the economy all benefit.”
Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of ExcelinEd