Portable Skills Certification Bill Introduced in House

By February 5, 2013General

Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA) and Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced H.R. 497, the America Works Act this morning.  This a vital piece of bipartisan legislation that makes limited but sensible changes to the Workforce Investment Act, Perkins and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act by focusing existing training dollars towards nationally-portable, industry recognized certifications. The NAM has endorsed a series of certifications that train to exactly the skills necessary for success in Manufacturing. By pointing these Federal programs towards training that has been recognized by employers as in-demand we are ensuring that government resources are being used more effectively and that potential employees are being trained in marketable skills. We look forward to working with the sponsors on this important piece of legislation as it moves through Congress.

Christine Scullion

Christine Scullion

Director of Human Resources Policy at National Association of Manufacturers
Christine Scullion is the director of human resources policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Mrs. Scullion  oversees the NAM’s human resources policy work and has expertise on issues ranging from health care, immigration, workforce and education issues and the federal rulemaking process.  Mrs. Scullion’ s background includes policy and government relations experience on a range key health care, immigration and workforce issues. Mrs. Scullion received her MBA from the Rutgers and undergraduate degree from Penn State University.
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