Associated Press: Kuster legislation promotes education partnerships
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Businesses that partner with community colleges on workforce development would get tax credits under a bill being introduced by U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster of New Hampshire.
Kuster, who has been visiting businesses and colleges throughout the state as part of her ‘‘Congress at Your Company’’ initiative, says one of the top concerns she hears is that businesses can’t find workers with the right skills for the job. She says her bill, being filed Thursday, will help close that skills gap by giving companies an incentive to work with educational institutions.
The bill would provide up to $10,000 in annual tax credits to businesses that help colleges develop curriculum, assist with classroom instruction and provide internships or other hands-on opportunities for students.