Show as: Mobile
<h1 id="leftColFrameTitle" class="lcb-title" title="New Hampshire Education Aid Bill">New Hampshire Education Aid Bill</h1>

New Hampshire Education Aid Bill

Those who advocate for adult education programs in New Hampshire are opposing the bill that they believe will hurt immigrants and refugees working toward citizenship. On Tuesday the Senate Education Committee held a public hearing on a bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Andy Sanborn, of Bedford, who said the roughly $4 million the state spends on adult workforce training programs should be reserved for people who can legally work in the United States.

Sanborn stated, “"If our program is about teaching people how to do a job, shouldn't those people who are taking those classes have the ability to work in America? Should they be legally able to work in our state?" 

He says that the restriction would only apply to workforce training and not all adult education programs, but the directors of multiple adult education centers said that the two can not be separated since workforce training is included in other programs. If this bill was passed then Deanna Strand, director of the Dover Adult Learning center says that they will not be able to only apply it to workforce training which would create an overall decrease in programming.

Others are saying that this bill would discriminate against refugees who are not illegal permanent residents are working toward their citizenship status. Mary Ngwanda Georges, who also opposes the bill said, “Without an education, nobody can do anything. They need a way to education.” (Source: The News & Observer)

What does this mean for professional development?

If this bill is passed then it would take away opportunities for non-US residents to undergo workforce training in New Hampshire. There are many that disagree with the restrictions that this bill would create in terms of training funding, causing speculation to whether or not it will pass. 

Want to keep up with the latest L&D news?

Sign up to our newsletter

Last updated: 01 Mar 2019

You might also be interested in:

Last updated: 3/1/2019

VR Training, Training Funds and Sexual Harassment Training

The Walmart located in Leicester Massachusetts has taken major steps in using virtual-reality to train their employees.The assistant store manager, Scott M.Pelletier, received virtual-reality training in Walmart Academy on the deli, bakery, and produce departments. In addition he received virtual-reality training to prepare him for Black Friday, which he claimed was very similar to the real thing.

Read more
Last updated: 3/1/2019

States Push for Teacher PD, Senate Rejects Teacher Budget Cuts

Mandatory training, required by states, means that principles, teachers and other school leaders will find an increase in opportunities to develop their leadership skills, perform their job better and advance in their career.

Read more
Last updated: 3/1/2019

STEM Worker Development and Mine Safety Training Grant

The National Science Board issued a companion policy statement saying that, “Our Nation’s Future Competitiveness Relies on Building a Stem-capable U.S. Workforce.” The NSB offered some ideas to help build the U.S. workforce of the future.

Read more
Last updated: 3/1/2019

Microlearning, Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

One of the most commonly used buzzwords in the training industry, “microlearning”, has officially been trademarked by the education technology company Grovo – granted by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.

Read more
Last updated: 3/1/2019

Workforce Training Bill is Signed into Law by Trump

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, President Trump signed legislation that renewed a federal workforce development program. Find out how this new law will create training and job opportunities around the country. 

Read more
U.S. L&D Report: 2019 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

US L&D report 2019 - Benchmark your Workplace Learning

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.S.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in's second annual U.S. L&D Report!

Take me to the report

Our newsletter
Leave your email and stay updated on professional training

LOOKING FOR TRAINING? offers a free consultancy service to help compare training for you and your team

Request a free quote