Recently, ACCA got two big steps forward in their work to address the workforce shortage that is facing our industry.
1) ACCA applauds President Trump’s leadership for signing the July 19th executive order that will develop a national strategy to expand job-training and apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers and give them the proper tools to succeed in the American workforce.
The executive order President Trump signed establishes the National Council for the American Worker, which will develop a national strategy for training and retraining workers for high-demand industries.
ACCA has been urging Congress and the Administration to expand apprenticeships, making them a viable option for in demand careers like those HVAC. Now is the time for increasing on-the-job training and providing students and workers the training they need to succeed in the American workforce.
2) Skilled workforce support/funding takes major step forward… CTE passes Senate on Voice Vote.
Last night, the Senate passed HR 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act on a voice vote. Action in the House is imminent and expected prior to their summer recess on July 26th.
Hats off to the staff and all the groups that joined forces (over 500 companies and organizations) to advance this much need legislation.
Jon Melchi, Executive Director at the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio said “Well done to ACCA and the groups that made this happen. This is truly investing in America”