From The College Fix:

The right-leaning R Street Institute is not involved with this report but said the state should look into occupational licensing reform.

“​​So, while trade schools are incredibly valuable, so are other methods of learning skills,” Shoshana Weissmann told The Fix via email.

“The only time that the government should stand between a person and a job is if there is real evidence that people can be harmed if the government does not serve as that barrier,” Weissmann said.

“And even in those cases, sometimes lower barriers such as health inspections or mandatory registration might serve better than licensing,” she said.

“I was encouraged to see the workforce education section mention apprenticeships, private certifications, and other credentials beyond licensing,” she said.

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