Bronx Community College (269028)
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City Comptroller Scott Stringer unveils a comprehensive overhaul of workforce development in New York City, including making CUNY community colleges free for all.

With COVID-19 displacing hundreds of thousands of workers and rapidly accelerating long-standing trends in e-commerce, telework, digitization and automation, Stringer’s plan calls for the city and state to dramatically expand the scale, quality, accessibility, and affordability of education and job training programs.

The plan focuses on the need to expand employment opportunities in health care, logistics, engineering, finance, design, early education, analytics, cybersecurity, software development, and other occupations and professional services that have largely withstood the economic shock of the pandemic endured by the service-oriented, lower-wage sectors.