Press Conference: Pushing for Investments in Workforce Development
On Thursday, July 22 at 12pm EST, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor Robert C. “Bobby” Scott hosted a remote press conference with NSC’s CEO, Andy Van Kleunen, Secretary Marty Walsh, U.S. Department of Labor, Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten, U.S. Department of Education, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, and Traci Tapani, Owner and President of Wyoming Machine, Inc and member of Business Leaders United for Workforce Development.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of Americans out of the workforce and demonstrated the importance of providing quality training to help workers and businesses succeed in the modern economy. The American Jobs Plan proposed a $100 billion investment in workforce training programs and other services to connect workers with good-paying jobs and provide businesses a new pipeline of talented employees.
In case you missed it, you can view the press conference here.
To view statements, from the event, on investments in workforce development from NSC’s CEO, Andy Van Kleunen and Business Leaders United member, Traci Tapani, check out this press release.