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HIGHER EDUCATION AND SKILLED JOB TRAINING

Gina was able to attend Boston University because of a four-year Air Force R.O.T.C. scholarship she earned in high school. She believes that every Texas student deserves the opportunity to pursue a higher education if they choose, not only if they can afford it. Too many talented students give up on getting a college degree because of the burden of student loan debt, while many others are struggling to get out from under it. Gina also knows that not every student’s path to success is through a college classroom, many that fought alongside her in the military gained high-level skill training that put them on the path to a successful future.

In Congress, Gina will fight to ensure every Texas student has access to quality, affordable higher education. She will also work to increase the accessibility of specialized job training and vocational programs that give students the skills they need to get good-paying jobs in today’s economy.

In Congress, Gina will work to:

  • Make college affordable and provide student debt relief that stops predatory lending practices.

  • Fight for Title IX protections that ensure all students are offered the same opportunities to thrive within our education system, while identifying real solutions to address the staggering number of principally female students that experience sexual assault and harassment on our campuses.    

  • Support community colleges that provide lower-cost programs, specialized skills, and certifications to help students compete for jobs in new and changing industries.

  • Bring high level skill and vocational training programs to our communities – giving Texans the opportunity to compete for good-paying jobs and creating a talent pool that will attract job-creating industries and investments to our communities.

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