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Recent Activities in Education & Workforce
Following the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s bipartisan passage of legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, Business Roundtable today released the following statement from Wes Bush, Chairman and CEO of Northrop Grumman Corporation and Chair of the Business Roundtable Education & Workforce Committee:
Business Roundtable today urges the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) to pass bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act).
Business Leaders Create Regional Networks to Meet Changing Skills Needs and Expand Quality Job Opportunities
Washington – Business Roundtable today launched the Workforce Partnership Initiative (WPI) to tackle current and future skills development challenges and drive economic growth in seven regions around the U.S. CEOs of leading businesses will partner with local colleges and universities to accelerate and scale best-in-class workforce readiness programs and develop a steady talent pipeline that meets the changing needs of each region’s growing industries.
We, the undersigned businesses and organizations, write to urge the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to take swift, bipartisan action on reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. An update to this legislation is crucial to helping our nation’s students acquire the skills needed to be successful in today’s workplace.