President Obama has said the nation’s workforce development system is a "maze of confusing training programs." But words alone can’t describe how convoluted the system has become – the following infographic reveals the true size of the bureaucracy standing between workers and the skills they need to find a job:
In total, the federal government administers more than 50 different programs across nine separate agencies. Taxpayer dollars are spent supporting a massive bureaucracy instead of helping workers.
House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans have released commonsense reforms that will streamline the system, shifting the focus away from ineffective programs and back to workers. To learn more about this important effort, stay tuned for Part 2.
NOTE: Tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training will hold a hearing entitled "Putting America Back to Work: Reforming the Nation's Workforce Investment System." The hearing will examine the SKILLS Act and the urgent need to fix the broken job training system.