• ICYMI: National apprenticeship week highlights company-based education options
    Nov 17, 2017  - National apprenticeship week highlights company-based education options North Carolina is home to over 500 apprenticeship programs. For National Apprenticeship Week, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, spoke exclusively with Kari Travis of the Caro... More
  • Opening Statement by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) | Hearing on “Examining the Policies and the Priorities of the U.S. Department of Labor”
    Nov 15, 2017  - The Department of Labor is on the frontline of the issues facing workers and job creators, and it sets policies that have a widespread impact on our nation’s economy, employment growth, retirement security, and more. Whether they relate to health care, worker protections, retirement planning, workfo... More
  • ICYMI: College isn’t always the best path for teens
    Nov 13, 2017  - College isn’t always the best path for teens By Secretary Alexander Acosta and Chairwoman Virginia Foxx When Americans make career choices, they should be encouraged to consider a broad range of options that fit their diverse talents and interests. For many, their career path will take them to high... More
  • The T-Word
    Nov 13, 2017  - You t**** animals. You educate people. Never let Chairwoman Foxx catch you using the T-word, especially during Apprenticeship Week. Committee on Education and the Workforce Republicans are in the business of educating people, and that means never using the T-word in conjunction with people. Here's w... More
  • What’s Not Helping Close the Skills Gap: Joint Employer Confusion
    Nov 2, 2017  - With more than six million jobs unfilled, addressing our nation’s skills gap is key to empowering more Americans to succeed in the workforce. That’s why promoting skills-based education — including apprenticeship programs — is a leading priority for Congress and the administration. Unfortunately, on... More
  • "Outsmarting the skills gap"
    Jul 26, 2017  - The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held a hearing today, exploring earn-and-learn opportunities for workers through apprenticeship programs. The Subcommittee also heard how changes to the Registered Apprenticeship program may improve opportunities for employees and lead t... More
  • Foxx and Thompson Praise House Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen CTE
    Jun 22, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) issued the following statements upon House passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353) this afternoon: “Far too many ... More