President Trump promised to bring back jobs and strengthen our economy and so far, he’s doing a great job as there are now 6.6 million job openings in the United States, reports Market Watch, but millions more are waiting to jump back into the workforce.
Technology and automation have changed the landscape of most jobs and new skill sets will be needed in order for unemployed workers to prove themselves assets to employers.
In order to properly train new workers, President Trump established the Nation Council for the American Worker and the American Workforce Policy Advisory board to “harness the expertise of the education and business community, and to allow private and public sector collaboration to resolve pressing issues related to workforce development.”
From Market Watch:
The National Council for the American Worker, comprised of senior officials across federal agencies, is developing a holistic, National Workforce Strategy to ensure American students and workers have access to affordable, relevant education and job training.
The American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, made up of business, education, and not-for-profit leaders, will provide recommendations to the Council on how to ensure American workers remain the best workforce in the world.
Specifically, based on the recommendations of the Advisory Board, the Council will:
Develop a national campaign to raise awareness of workforce issues, such as the importance of STEM and vocational education.
Expand the number of highly-effective work-based learning and apprenticeship opportunities for American workers.
Propose a course of action for increasing transparency related to education and job-training to ensure all Americans can make informed decisions about their education choices and careers.
This is refreshing news for a nation which needs to get workers back into gainful employment and providing for their families.