Rep. Veasey, Co-Chair of the Access to Jobs Task Force, Asks Top Companies, Labor Leaders to Share Best Practices Regarding Their Work-Based Learning Programs

Oct 4, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Rep. Marc Veasey, a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Access to Jobs Task Force, asked business and labor leaders noted for their excellence in work-based learning programs to share their best practices on ways Congress can improve access to jobs.

This information will help the Access to Jobs Task Force better develop policies that will allow American workers to gain the skills they need to grow in the work force. This includes inquiries about apprenticeship programs, and workers’ credentials.

“In order to revive America’s manufacturing sector, qualified Americans need to be ready and able to fill current gaps in the workforce and be positioned to take advantage of good-paying jobs as they are created,” Congressman Marc Veasey said. “Similar to my years-long ‘Marc Means Business’ workday initiative, I am eager to learn firsthand from some of the country’s most prominent companies and learn how we can better develop policies that train job seekers with the skills that will get them hired.”

“When companies provide apprenticeship programs for their employees, these hard-working men and women can open the doors of opportunity by developing skills to advance in their fields,” said House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY). “With the leadership of Rep. Veasey, I’m confident in our ability to craft policies that will improve the skill development of American workers.”

One of five House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces, the Access to Jobs Task Force will help workers achieve their full potential by expanding access to capital, educational opportunities – including vocational skills development, professional licensing, and apprenticeship training – and eliminates senseless and outdated social barriers to work that affect many communities.

The five Jobs for America Task Forces will create opportunities for growth, boost hardworking families, and give every worker the opportunity to achieve the American dream by developing legislation focused on investing in key industries. The effort was launched by House Democratic Caucus in September.

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