WASHINGTON, D.C. | February 25, 2013
An infographic released earlier today revealed the confusing state of the nation’s workforce training system. The House Education and the Workforce Committee is taking action to provide taxpayers, employers, and workers with a more effective workforce development system.
The Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act eliminates and streamlines dozens of ineffective and duplicative programs, and creates a flexible Workforce Investment Fund. This new fund will provide state and local leaders an efficient resource to deliver the support their workers need. Instead of a system focused on programs and bureaucracy, the SKILLS Act delivers a dynamic network of employment support that will put workers and job seekers first:
Last year, President Obama said it was "time to turn our unemployment system into a reemployment system." That is precisely what the SKILLS Act will do. A hearing scheduled for tomorrow in the Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee will discuss the need for reform and the commonsense approach reflected in the SKILLS Act.
To learn more about the hearing, click here.
To learn more about the SKILLS Act, click here.
To see Part 1 in this series, click here.
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