BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a ceremonial bill signing for Senate Bill 148, which creates the M.J. Foster Promise Program through the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.

The bill’s namesake derives from former Louisiana Governor Mike J. Foster. During his leadership, he championed for Louisiana’s community college system.

The goal of the program is to provide financial support to adults as they pursue careers in construction, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and more. The M.J. Foster Promise Program is slated to begin in July 2022.

Watch the bill signing in the video player above.