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Workforce development

NRCA continues working in support of legislation to reform career and technical education (CTE) programs and is making significant progress. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587), which was approved at the committee level in July, appears poised to pass the full House of Representatives this month. In 2015, NRCA and a coalition of business groups developed recommendations designed to make CTE programs more responsive to employers' workforce development needs, and these recommendations have been incorporated into H.R. 5587. The reforms include provisions designed to provide for more effective engagement between employers and educators in CTE program development, expand opportunities for work-based learning and promote the development of industry-recognized credentials. H.R. 5587 also increases authorized funding for CTE programs, starting at $1.13 billion in fiscal year 2017 and increasing to $1.21 billion in fiscal year 2022. NRCA believes the reforms in H.R. 5587 will provide new opportunities for roofing contractors to address their workforce needs through improved CTE programs in the future.


9/26/2016



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