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VIDEO RELEASE: Committee Republicans Highlight How the SKILLS Act Will Strengthen Our Workforce

House Republicans are taking action to fix the nation's broken workforce development system. The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training held a hearing this week to examine how the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act will encourage a more dynamic job training system and help put more Americans back to work. In the videos below, committee Republicans discuss the many positive reforms included in the SKILLS Act.

Strengthening local flexibility 


Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) highlights how the SKILLS Act provides greater flexibility to state and local workforce development leaders. 

Closing the skills gap


Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) discusses provisions in the SKILLS Act that will help prepare workers for 21st century jobs.

Supporting workers, not bureaucracy

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) stresses the importance of eliminating the bureaucractic barriers standing between workers and training. 

Engaging the nation's job creators

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) explains how the SKILLS Act will help ensure training programs better meet the needs of local employers. 

President Obama has said the nation’s workforce development system is a “maze of confusing training programs” that needs to be addressed so workers can access the support they need. The SKILLS Act will streamline the system, shifting the focus away from ineffective programs and back to workers. To learn more about the SKILLS Act,  click here.

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