Latta Supports Workforce Development Reforms
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted in favor of H.R. 803, the SKILLS Act (Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills), a bill to reform and modernize federal workforce development programs.
“Workforce development is critical to revitalizing America’s economy, especially in northwest and west central Ohio, where many small businesses and world-class manufacturing facilities are located,” Latta said. “Reauthorization and reform of the Workforce Investment Act will enable our job creators and workforce leaders to continue to develop training programs that meet the specific needs of individual workers and focus on in-demand industries.”
The SKILLS Act will provide commonsense reforms that are needed to fix our workforce development system. Specifically, the bill would:
“The SKILLS Act will simplify the process for eligible unemployed and under-employed individuals to receive assistance. Northwest State Community College has and will continue to train people to fill current and anticipated job openings,” said Dr. Thomas L. Stuckey, President of Northwest State Community College.
Last week, Congressman Latta sent a letter to workforce development leaders in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District with details on the legislation. For a copy of the letter click here.