JOBS AND CAREERS COALITION

What  

The Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition is a Washington-based business coalition focused on career education and workforce development.

Who 

Members include employers and employer associations from a broad range of industries experiencing skills mismatches and worker shortages – IT, manufacturing, construction and hospitality, among others.

Goals

    • Shine new light on the need for workforce training
    • Drive a skills agenda on Capitol Hill
    • Highlight successful state initiatives
    • Change national perceptions of technical careers and career training

Issues and activity 

Perkins Act reauthorization
WIOA reauthorization

Recommendations Postsecondary education & training
Congressional field hearing
Senate briefing Employer perspective on CTE
Roundtable Employer engagement in CTE
Capitol Hill policy dinners