Low-Income Students Count on Finding Jobs. But the Pandemic Has Halted Their Job Training.
Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education
With the coronavirus forcing nonessential businesses to close and colleges to shutter their campuses and clinics, students in the final stages of work-based training find themselves in limbo.
Many of these individuals come from low-income families. Some programs can be completed in a year or less, which appeals to students with limited funds looking for a quick entry into a job. Those students were counting on jobs they assumed were just months away but now seem just out of reach.