Monday, July 31, 2017

Legislation to address the skills gap


Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board.

Representative Glenn Thompson, PA-5, introduced legislation to strengthen and improve career and technical education and give Americans the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs. The House of Representatives passed this bipartisan legislation late June. 

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act will help more Americans earn a lifetime of success by:

• Empowering State and Local Community Leaders
• Improving Alignment with In-Demand Jobs 
• Increasing Transparency and Accountability 
• Ensuring a Limited Federal Role

Rep. Thompson stated on his website that this  "Legislation will help more students gain knowledge, skills to succeed in the workforce"

Click here to read the bill summary

Contact your US Senators and encourage them to support HR 5587!

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