WASHINGTON, D.C. | September 16, 2013 -
This week the House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold three subcommittee hearings. Each hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
On Wednesday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training will hold a hearing entitled, “Keeping College Within Reach: Improving Access and Affordability through Innovative Partnerships.” The hearing will examine ways higher education institutions are taking steps to expand access and reduce costs by partnering with local employers, other colleges, or online course providers. More information, including witnesses, will be available here.
On Thursday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions will hold a hearing entitled, “The Future of Union Organizing.” The hearing will take a look at current trends in union organizing, including a recent decline in union participation and the increased role of worker centers in organizing efforts. Thursday’s hearing will also provide members the opportunity to examine how federal agencies are pursuing policies to make it easier for unions to organize. More information, including witnesses, will be available here.
On Friday, September 20th at 9:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education will hold a hearing entitled, “Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs: A Discussion on Career and Technical Education and Training Programs.” This hearing will provide members an opportunity to explore ways the federal government can help support state and local initiatives to improve career and technical education. More information, including witnesses, will be available here.
To learn more about this week’s hearings and view a live webcast, visit edworkforce.house.gov/hearings.
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