Business Roundtable Says An “Ever-Ready” Workforce is an Unstoppable Workforce


In a blog post published on Medium, Business Roundtable Vice President of Education & Workforce Donald McIntosh outlines the organization’s support for bipartisan legislation that helps give workers new skills, expands pathways to successful careers and meets the workforce needs of our economy. He writes:

“America needs a workforce that is ready today and can acclimate to future changes. The foundation of an ‘ever-ready’ workforce is a commitment to fostering continuous learning, adaptability and new ways to meet the ever-evolving realities of the economy and work. Sound public policy that takes into account business and industry needs is key to ensuring an ever-ready workforce. … Legislation to reform public workforce development programs will complement the significant efforts many companies are taking to build a world-class modern workforce.”

McIntosh outlines examples of Business Roundtable member companies’ efforts to build a world-class modern workforce and highlights Business Roundtable’s Corporate Initiatives program.

Business Roundtable Says An “Ever-Ready” Workforce Is an Unstoppable Workforce

By: Donald McIntosh

Read the full blog post online HERE.

Excerpts:

“Workers today are navigating a rapidly changing economy. Technology and innovation are constantly creating demand for new skills. America needs a workforce that is ready today and can acclimate to future changes. The foundation of an “ever-ready” workforce is a commitment to fostering continuous learning, adaptability and new ways to meet the ever-evolving realities of the economy and work. Sound public policy that takes into account business and industry needs is key to ensuring an ever-ready workforce. …
“Legislation to reform public workforce development programs will complement the significant efforts many companies are taking to build a world-class modern workforce. For example, some business leaders are working directly with higher education institutions to connect students to pathways for in-demand careers, including through the Business Roundtable Workforce Partnership Initiative. …
“An ever-ready workforce is a necessity for businesses and the economy, and Business Roundtable CEOs will continue to do their part to ensure America is equipped with one. …
“Business Roundtable strongly supports bipartisan efforts like the Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act and A Stronger Workforce for America Act to enhance innovation and opportunity in the workplace. America’s business leaders urge Congress to act on these important pieces of legislation. The time for an ever-ready workforce is now.”


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