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Bills Included Tie Workforce Education with Market and Employer Outcomes
Today, a broad group of Senators introduced the Manufacturing Jobs for America initiative, legislation to strengthen and support the American manufacturing sector. Importantly, the initiative would help address the skills gap in the manufacturing sector by supporting greater and more effective public investments in workforce education tied to market- and employer-relevant outcomes. National Skills Coalition supports the initiative.
“Employers across the country – manufacturers in particular – are telling us that they are struggling to find workers with the skills necessary for the jobs they need to fill,” said Rachel Gragg, federal policy director for National Skills Coalition. “This initiative recognizes the critical importance of strengthening America’s 21st century workforce, to ensure that workers have the skills they need to succeed in the labor market and that employers have the skilled workforce they need to compete in the global economy.”
This initiative includes several bills that National Skills Coalition supports, including: