“Last year, Gov. Whitmer brought our education and skills development crises to the forefront of conversation, and in the time since, she has clearly demonstrated her commitment to ensuring Michiganders have all the tools and resources necessary to build successful futures.

“To remain competitive in this 21st century economy, programs Gov. Whitmer has championed like Michigan Reconnect and the Michigan Opportunity Scholarship are absolutely vital. I applaud the work of my Democratic colleagues to get these programs off the ground, and look forward to Michigan’s bright future under our continued partnership with the governor.”