FACT SHEET: A Blueprint to Train Two Million Workers for High-Demand Industries through a Community College to Career Fund
This Fact Sheet issued by the White House provides an overview of an initiative announced by President Obama on Feb. 13 to train workers for good-paying jobs in high-growth and high-demand industries. And that, of course, includes advanced manufacturing. The announcement was made at an event at Northern Virginia Community College.
According to the Fact Sheet: “These investments will give more community colleges the resources they need to become community career centers where people learn crucial skills that local businesses are looking for right now, ensuring that employers have the skilled workforce they need and workers are gaining industry-recognized credentials to build strong careers.”
A new $8 billion Community College to Career Fund will be used to train two million workers. Following the format of public/private collaboration that is so popular these days, funding is provided for community colleges and states to partner with businesses. Other Fund priorities include: monetary incentives for training providers, community colleges and local workforce programs; bringing jobs back to America; and training the next generation of entrepreneurs.