Essential Workers to Get Free College Under New Whitmer Plan
David Jesse, Detroit Free Press
Essential workers in Michigan who lack a college degree are in for a welcome surprise under a new initiative proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Modeled after the post-World War II G.I. Bill, the "Futures for Frontliners” program aims to provide essential workers with a tuition-free path to college or a technical certificate. Eligible individuals include those staffing hospitals and nursing homes, stocking the shelves at grocery stores, providing child care to critical infrastructure workers, manufacturing personal protective equipment, protecting public safety, or delivering supplies, among others.