Sen. Sherrod Brown Urges Students To Take Trade Jobs After Pushing Loan Forgiveness

  • Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat seeking re-election in a state that has trended red in recent elections, urged young residents in the Buckeye State to take up trade jobs and insisted they “don’t need a college degree” after previously signaling support for loan debt forgiveness.
  • “I make a plea to every young Ohioan I meet — consider a career in the building trades. Apprenticeship programs, good pay & benefits, and you don’t need a college degree,” Brown wrote in a Saturday tweet, which was accompanied by a video message from the senator.
  • Brown’s pitch to those who are thinking about their future careers included the promotion of an apprenticeship program where individuals end up having no debt in four to five years, compared to those who may earn degrees and have college loans.
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