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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** House Education and the Workforce Committee to Host Field Hearings in Nevada and Arizona

The House Education and the Workforce Committee will host two field hearings during the week of March 17, 2014 to discuss ways education and skills training can strengthen our economy.

“A quality education and job training system is crucial to the strength and success of America’s workforce,” Chairman John Kline (R-MN) said. “Higher education institutions, career and technical education schools, and workforce investment boards each play a valuable role in encouraging local economic growth by providing individuals with the skills and training needed to fill in-demand jobs. As the House Education and the Workforce Committee works to advance policies that support a more robust workforce, these field hearings will allow us to talk with community leaders about state and local solutions to education and workforce needs.”

On Tuesday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m., Chairman Kline will join Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) in Nevada’s 3rd District for a field hearing entitled, “Reviving our Economy: How Career and Technical Education Can Strengthen the Workforce.” The hearing will take place at Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Coyote Ballroom, located at 7050 West Shelbourne Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Thursday, March 20 at 9:00 a.m., Chairman Kline will join Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) in Arizona’s 5th District for a field hearing entitled, “Reviving our Economy: Supporting a 21st Century Workforce.” The hearing will take place at Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, Student Union-Cooley Ballroom B, located at 7001 East Williams Field Road in Mesa, Arizona.

More information about these field hearings, including witness lists, will be posted at www.edworkforce.house.gov/hearings. Media interested in attending the Nevada field hearing must RSVP to Greg Lemon with Rep. Heck’s staff at greg.lemon@mail.house.gov. Media interested in attending the Arizona field hearing must RSVP to Kristine Michalson with Rep. Salmon’s staff at kristine.michalson@mail.house.gov.

 

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