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

Advocacy

Perkins reauthorization
WIOA
A Better Way  task force

 

Events

Congressional field hearing 10-24-14
Senate briefing 
Employer perspective on CTE, 2-10-16
Roundtable Employer engagement in CTE, 10-20-15
Capitol Hill policy dinners