Gov. Snyder’s ‘Marshall Plan’ Given Mixed Reviews by Educational Experts

Education experts are divided on whether Gov. Rick Snyder’s “Marshall Plan for Talent” will be helpful to students entering the workforce.

Snyder’s plan aims to put $100 million toward high school programs that help students train for jobs in professional trade, information technology and other fields in need of qualified workers.

It comes as there are expected to be more than 800,000 job openings in Michigan by 2024.

However, some experts say a four-year college education is still the best preparation for the workforce.

They argue it will help workers be qualified to move into a different field if demand for trade work dries up.