‘Building America’s Skilled Technical Workforce’—A new report from the National Academies

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May 18, 9:30 AM to Noon

Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences Building

2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.  


The United States needs a skilled technical workforce to compete in the global economy and to sustain a high standard of living for its citizens. If the nation does not adequately develop and sustain this skilled workforce relative to what is needed, the consequences will be seen in lower productivity, falling revenues, and fewer job opportunities for Americans. Addressing this workforce development challenge calls for understanding the scale and dynamics of the skilled technical workforce, as well as the complex and rapidly changing environments within which Americans provide and acquire skills and training for the jobs of the future.

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, examines the coverage, effectiveness, flexibility, and coordination of the policies and various programs that prepare Americans for skilled technical jobs.  It provides directed recommendations to improve the image, training, and deployment of the nation’s skilled technical workforce within our federal system of governance and market-driven economy.   

Please join the Hon. Jeff Bingaman and other members of the Committee on the Supply Chain for Middle-Skill Jobs: Education, Training, and Certification Pathways as they set out practical recommendations for policies and actions to prepare Americans for well-paid technically skilled jobs. 

To view the event agenda and register to attend, please click here.

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