Congressman Pushes For On-The-Job-Training

February 27, 2014

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley announced the On-the-Job-Training Act of 2014 with Angel Pineiro Jr., senior vice president at ASI System
Integration, Inc. and member of Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships.

Pineiro said since their company runs a successful workforce development program, their company’s competitive edge is in turn their

He said their company runs a similar program to that of the sponsored legislation, which includes a 90-day training process plus another 90-day internship period.

“During the first six months of employment, they are basically being trained on how to perform in the business of engineering and PC
repair work,” Pineiro said. “They go through specific training, they get certified and they get the skills they need in order for that
individual to be successful”

Passing the On-the-Job-Training Act would further help employers like ASI, Pineiro said.

“The on-the-job-training program allows employers like ourselves to offset some of that cost and by doing that, it allows us to continue
that program,” he said.

Crowley’s On-the-Job Training Act has been endorsed by a wide array of organizations dedicated to promoting effective employment
policy, including the National Skills Coalition, the Center for Law and Social Policy, the National Association of State Workforce
Agencies and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.