The Detroit Regional Workforce Fund is thrilled to be sending several staff members to the National Skills Coalition’s 2012 Skills Summit in Washington, DC, February 13th-14th! Their excitement is bubbling because they will have the opportunity to meet with local policy leaders from Michigan on Capitol Hill and advocate for the following:
- Rejection of any further cuts to workforce development programs, including any efforts to consolidate existing employment and training programs that would result in net funding reductions for workforce development programs.
- Request for investment in effective, targeted employment and training strategies—such as sector partnerships, career pathways, training connected to subsidized employment—that lead to industry recognized credentials, and ensure that workers and employers alike have access to the skills they need for our nation to compete in the global economy.
Be sure to check back next week for a complete posting on the Skills Summit after the conference!