There Aren’t Enough Skilled Workers for Biden’s Big Infrastructure Plan

December 13, 2021


An article in CNN discusses President Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan that included the Build Back Better Act—an infrastructure bill that would fund around $40 billion to go toward expanding workforce development and education.

Katie Spiker, NSC’s Managing Director of Government Affairs, was quoted in the article:

“But labor experts and training advocates say even that amount might not be enough. It would still leave the US lagging far behind other industrialized nations in labor skills spending; and, considering the elimination of other provisions, like free community college and paid family leave, there would still be barriers to entry for many potential new workers, said Katie Spiker, managing director of government affairs at the National Skills Coalition, a nonprofit worker training advocacy group.”