ANN ARBOR – Kerry Ebersole, from the state’s Labor Department, provides an in-depth look at the Future For Frontliners program that offers tuition-free training and educational opportunities for frontliners COVID-19 pandemic workers who were forced to work during the March to June lockdown.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sept. 10 what she described as the nation’s first program offering tuition-free college to an estimated 625,000 Michiganders who provided essential, frontline services during COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Safe orders between April 2020 and June 2020.

Futures for Frontliners – inspired by the GI Bill which provided college degree to those serving their country in WWII – offers Michigan adults without college degrees or high school diplomas who provided essential services during the pandemic a tuition-free pathway to gaining the skills needed to obtain high-demand, high-wage careers. The funding is available to those in the medical field, manufacturing, nursing homes, grocery stores, sanitation, delivery, retail and more.

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