The Mayor’s Scholars Program is designed to help students like Ms. Jones and many others who might pursue a different path. The initiative will cover certificate and job training courses, as well as programs that result in an associate’s degree. The mayor correctly recognized that not every student will want to get a college degree, but will, nonetheless, need some sort of post-secondary education. Jobs are increasingly requiring specialized training and skills. Students will be able to obtain certificates tuition free for a wide range of in-demand jobs, such as coding, cyber security, paramedic training, accounting, patient care, and training as pharmacy technicians.