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

WIOA

Learn more about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act amending and reauthorizing the 1998 Workforce Investment Act.

Passed overwhelmingly in both houses of Congress and signed into law by the president, WIOA will open the door for employers and employer associations to engage more actively in the federal workforce training system.

What will that mean for your business? How can your company plug in?

The  bill
A  summary
OA’s  analysis
Coalition letter of support
Coalition letter on regulations

Congressional field hearing

In October, the Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition worked with Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus co-chair Rep. Glenn Thompson to organize a field hearing in Harrisburg, PA.