IL gov. JB Pritzker pitches increased spending on education at LLCC

Governor J. B. Pritzker was in Springfield on Wednesday to propose new initiatives to increase spending on higher education, increase funding for government grants to low-income college students, and create the Pipeline for Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce or PATH program.

The projects were announced as part of his annual budget proposal earlier this month.

“PATH is investing $ 25 million in community colleges across Illinois to remove barriers to the recruitment and training of health professionals,” Pritzker told a news conference at Lincoln Land Community College.

Pritzker’s budget includes $ 730.5 million in new proposals to increase the health workforce.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of jobs in health and social care in the country will grow by 16.8% between 2020 and 2030.

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