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ADVISORY: A Plan to Reform the U.S. Workforce Training System
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: A Plan to Reform the U.S. Workforce Training System

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, June 19, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation with leaders from the workforce development community to discuss the opportunities and challenges of reforming the U.S. workforce system.

The Great Recession rapidly accelerated two long-term challenges facing American workers. The first challenge is that middle-class jobs are increasingly out of reach for workers who lack education and skills training beyond high school. The second challenge is that finding a job is no longer as easy as opening the classified ads or going to monster.com. These two challenges combined underscore why workers with low levels of human capital—such as education, skills, and peer and professional networks—are extremely disadvantaged in their efforts to achieve upward mobility in an increasingly knowledge-based economy.

At the event, a new report by Louis Soares and Stephen Steigleder will outline a plan to overhaul and reform the workforce training system. The plan drastically simplifies the workforce system in an effort to highlight its most important mission—human capital development.


Welcoming remarks:
Michael Ettlinger, Vice President for Economic Policy, Center for American Progress

Opening remarks:
Nick Pinchuk, Chief Executive Officer, Snap-On Incorporated

Featured presentation:
Stephen Steigleder
, Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Anthony Carnevale, Director, Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce
Ray Uhalde, Vice President, Jobs for the Future
Evelyn Ganzglass, Director of Workforce Development, CLASP

Moderated by:
Stephen Steigleder
, Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress


Tuesday, June 19, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005


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For more information, contact Katie Peters at [email protected] or 202.741.6285.