WASHINGTON — Applicants for federal government jobs will now be vetted based on their skills rather than if they have a relevant college degree after President Trump on Friday signed an executive order directing his agencies to change their hiring practices.
At a signing ceremony at the White House, the president and other administration officials said the order would create a more merit-based system and opportunities for Americans who had previously been excluded from the workforce.
“The federal government will no longer be narrowly focused on where you went to school, but the skills and the talents that you bring to the job,” Trump said during the signing which coincided with a meeting of his American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.
K12 offers students a high-quality education through tuition-free online public schools available in more than 33 states. K12’s acclaimed K–8 and high school programs provide an individualized educational experience for students. Take charge of your child’s education with K12.
How does public school at home work?
K12 uses digital technology to provide a rigorous, interactive curriculum and high-quality educational experiences that give students an opportunity to succeed.
How is public school at home the same as a traditional school?
Like brick-and-mortar schools, K12-powered online public schools:
- Are tuition-free* and full time
- Serve students in grades kindergarten through 12
- Have state-certified teachers who provide instruction and support
- Follow a traditional school year
- Adhere to state requirements for assessments
- Award graduates a high school diploma