Radio Report: Rep. Maycumber’s bipartisan bill would create regional education apprenticeship programs across the state


Bipartisan legislation introduced this week in Olympia would create regional education apprenticeship programs to give students another option to find a career locally. John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol.

 Radio Report Transcript

SATTGAST: House Bill 1013 would create a pilot program with two regional apprenticeships – one on the West side of the state and one on the East side. Prime sponsor Representative Jacquelin Maycumber says it would provide more pathways for students to have successful careers – especially in rural and underserved areas of the state.

MAYCUMBER: “Kids need hope when they leave high school. Not everyone's going to college. And to make sure that every kid has those opportunities. We need to do what's best for our children to move forward and have the next step in their lives, and have that go straight into whether that's skills or their career, or the future into college.”

SATTGAST: Maycumber's bill is nearly evenly split with 58 Republican and Democratic co-sponsors. A public hearing is scheduled on the measure Monday afternoon in the House Education Committee.

John Sattgast, the state Capitol.

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