"policymakers should prioritize issues that can directly and positively impact private-sector growth and economic competitiveness, such as workforce development, education, transportation and property-tax relief.”
In this report to the Texas House of Representatives, the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, created in the fall by Speaker Joe Straus, bemoaned deficiencies in Texas' workforce training, infrastructure and funding of public schools and state colleges and universities.
The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and National League of Cities (NLC) recently sent a letter to Congress objecting to language related to local area designation under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in President Trump’s FY 2019 budget proposal. The language would ... Read More
Only one-third of more than 32,000 postsecondary students surveyed by Gallup and Strada Education NetworkSM are confident that they will graduate with the skills and knowledge to be successful in the job market (34 percent) or in the workplace (36 percent). Only slightly more than half believe their college major ... Read More
Headlines and Twitter dialogue sometimes make it seem hopeless, but I'm seeing rays of bipartisan sunshine on a big, looming challenge for our nation: changing our approach to higher education to improve our workers' skills.
It is being widely reported that one of the Secretary’s many proposed changes is to merge the current Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education with the Office of Postsecondary Education in a new “Office of Postsecondary and Lifelong Learning.”