• 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
  • 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
  • What They’re Saying: Strengthening CTE Is a Win for Students and Communities
    Jun 20, 2017  - From technological advances to the expansion of the economy, today’s job market is significantly different from the one even just a few years ago. To help America’s students and workers gain the skills and knowledge they need to fill these in-demand, high-skilled jobs, Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-... More