To the Editor:

Re “A Well-Meaning Job Training Bill That May Hurt More Than Help,” by Kevin Carey (The Upshot,, March 1):

Mr. Carey tries to discredit our Jobs Act, a bill to expand Pell grants to short-term credentialing programs. Responding to the 86 percent of voters who support making federal financial aid available for job training, the Jobs Act would place people who don’t go to traditional college on a clear career path to employment.

Mr. Carey’s greatest concern with the Jobs Act is a mistaken belief that short-term training programs don’t lead to higher wages. In

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