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Recent Activities in Education & Workforce
CEOs Applaud House Passage, Call on Senate to Pass Perkins Reauthorization
Washington – America’s business leaders today praised bipartisan House passage of a bill to modernize and reauthorize career and technical education (CTE) programs and called on the Senate to quickly approve the legislation. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353), an update of the Perkins Act, passed the House today by voice vote.
H.R. 2842, the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act, is a thoughtful approach for encouraging companies to hire recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
In response to President Trump’s executive order on expanding apprenticeship programs in the United States, Wes Bush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation and Chair of the Business Roundtable Education and Workforce Committee, issued the following statement.
BRT surveyed 177 member companies on workforce talent, including the extent to which they can hire employees with specific skills for key occupations.
Business Roundtable today released a new report, Work in Progress – How CEOs Are Helping Close America’s Skills Gap, which highlights employers’ efforts to address the talent gap shortages impacting business. These efforts include programs in K-12 skill-building, postsecondary credentials, worker training and recruiting a diverse workforce.