It’s a cascading effect that has students wondering if the two-year program they signed up for is going to take a lot longer.

Eric Seleznow and David Altstadt in "Low-Income Students Count on Finding Jobs. But the Pandemic Has Halted Their Job Training."

Published apr. 13, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic has forced nonessential businesses to close and colleges to shutter their campuses and clinics, students in the final stages of work-based training have been left in limbo. Many come from low-income families. Some programs can be completed in a year or less, which appeals to students with limited funds looking for a quick entry into a job. Those students were counting on jobs they assumed were just months away but now seem just out of reach.